Directly sourced from the pearl of Africa
Speciality Arabica Ugandan coffee sourced directly from smallholder farmers across the Rwenzori Mountains.
Not so long ago, this East African origin had a reputation for low-quality Robusta. Since then, times have changed: over the last ten years, Arabica production has boomed and Uganda has started to make a name for itself among third-wave roasters and coffee lovers.
About Ugandan Coffee
Uganda has three predominant coffee-producing regions the Rwenzoris in the West, Mt. Elgon in the East and West Nile in the northwest. Each origin is unique, with different profiles and production methods.
1600-2100 meters above sea level
Feb - May & Sept - Dec harvests
2.7 million tonnes produced annually
16th largest arabica exporter
Driving quality through partnerships
Working closely with Agri Evolve a profit-for-purpose coffee processing and farmer education business. We have transformed the reputation of the 'Mountains of the Moon'.
Agri Evolve works collaboratively with thousands of farmers across the Rwenzoris supporting their families throughout the coffee buying process.
Jim (Omwani Director) was an Agri Evolve founder and is an existing shareholder.
Sustainable farming with transparent pricing.
Meaningful relationships with farmers
Mama Dembe couldn't be prouder of the work her eldest son has done to their family farm. She and her husband inherited the small plot located 1850 m.a.s.l in the Rwenzori mountains. The happily married couple maintained their "coffee garden" for 18 years until it was time to pass it onto the next generation.
Rwenzori Mountains, Uganda
Masereka Obed is a father, husband, mentor, lead-farmer and the elder responsible for his cooperative. His farm is nestled in the mountains about 1200 m.a.s.l, however, he works much higher in conjunction with the buying centre coordinating collection of coffee from other farmers in his group.
What makes Rwenzori Coffee so unique
An explosion of flavour and an abundance of profiles
A wealth of sunshine and rain allows Ugandan Arabica coffees to go through a slow development that leads to full-flavoured beans.
Uganda's washed coffees bring smooth body and ripe stone fruit tones, along with a sensitive touch of red berry and a buttery finish.
The best natural coffees feature a lavish dark berry jam flavour and mouthfeel, and clean nougat-like mid-tones.
The ideal arabica growing conditions
Farms across Uganda are located up to 2,300 m.a.s.l., with the resulting cooler temperatures leading to more intricate coffees.
Farms tend to be small, usually less than half a hectare in size.
Intercropping provides good shade under which the coffee can grow – another element that creates cooler temperatures and generally healthier plants.
Modern farming practises and forward-thinking education
With a focus on farmer education and implementation of modern practices, the quality of Ugandan coffee has increased exponentially over the past decade.
The impact that Ugandan coffee has on the economic development of Ugandan families hasn't be emulated in any other industry.
Omwani plays a vital role in this connection from farmers to roasters.