Uganda Magasi - The Coffee Gardens

Uganda Magasi - The Coffee Gardens

bag
250g

Origin Info

Who: Magasi, The Coffee Gardens Project

Region: Mt. Elgon, Sironko District

Country: Uganda

Varietal: Nyasaland, SL14, SL28

Altitude: 2200m

Process: Washed

 

The Story

Uganda | Magasi - The Coffee Gardens | Whole Bean

Every season we've noticed the Uganda speciality coffee offering growing in both availability & quality, and so, we thought we'd buy some more. This latest Ugandan is a washed process, from The Coffee Gardens Project on Mount Elgon. It's a super complex coffee that keeps you guessing, offering a little contrast from our usual African-origin beans. Forest fruits, black cherry, floral. 

The Coffee Gardens was established in 2017 with the goal of producing incredible specialty coffee in an ethical way, offering a transparent and direct link between coffee farmers and coffee consumers. The Coffee Gardens Project has been established with many purposes such as improve farmers income and livelihoods, create and provide rural employment, promote gender equality, increase transparency and traceability throughout the supply chain and environmental protection in the area. The project also incentivise and reward farmers through a number of different monetary and non-monetary ways. This includes post-season bonuses, additional income-generating and employment opportunities, tree distribution and a range of all-year-round training programs.

The Coffee Gardens is transparent with their partner farmers about buying policy and prices, providing each registered farmer with a contract and a buying-record book, communicating any price changes via SMS to registered farmers, and providing receipts for every transaction. The coffee in this micro-lot is grown by the farmers living on the top of the mountain stretching all the way to the buffer zone for the Mount Elgon National Park. The unseasonable rains at the end of January allowed the last coffees of these contributing farmers to ripen nicely and created an extended harvest season. As these farmers live further from The Coffee Gardens’ washing station, farmers whose harvest had already finished helped by carrying the coffee down to our processing station, earning extra income. Most of these contributing farmers registered during the harvest season, and received training by The Coffee Gardens’ agronomists which started in March 2020. 

Roasted Tuesday & Thursday, shipped the day after.

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