Uganda Kisinga Natural Coffee
Named after the main Coffee Station, this coffee is brought from the surrounding areas for processing from the many local smallholder farms. Ranging from 1300-1600 masl and consisting on SL28 and SL14 varietals mainly. The coffees are floated and sorted, dried on raised African beds then dehulled. The result is a strawberry sweetness leads into a floral pale ale body, finishing with a white peach acidity
Casa Espresso have sourced this coffee via Agri Evolve. Agri Evolve Ltd is an agricultural development of Social Enterprise working with farmers in Uganda with the aim of improving yields, improving profits, and improving lives. They are helping coffee farmers to improve the quality and quantity of their coffee crop and provide a good market by paying good prices and paying promptly.
Since 2018 they have been importing the best of the coffee we produce into the UK. They supply green coffee to Coffee Roasters throughout the UK using the trading name Rwenzori Coffee Co. It’s a family business, with Jonny the MD heading up the team in Uganda, and Martin providing the link and supplying green coffee to Coffee Roasters in the UK.
Agri Evolve has grown steadily over the past 4 years and now have a team of 60 full-time staff in Uganda. Field Officers and Agronomists carry out training with the farmers whilst the production team make sure everything runs smoothly at Kisinga Coffee Station. The quality team have the responsibility of monitoring and evaluating every stage of the process to ensure the highest standards are achieved. They work closely with an established Coffee Exporter, Kyagalanyi Coffee Ltd who supply the investment and infrastructure to enable the business to operate, but it is the Agri Evolve team that makes everything happen on the ground.
Arabica Coffee has been grown in the Rwenzori region for as long as anyone can remember, and the conditions of high rainfall, the altitude from 1300 to over 2000 masl and volcanic soils are perfect for the production of high-quality speciality arabica coffee.