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Importing the Improbable - coffees from Western Uganda At Crop to Cup we got our start in coffee trying to make a name for specialty coffees from Uganda. Said no one ever. It wasn’t smart, it wasn’t easy, but it led to a fruitful learning curve. We focused on traceability, driving lot separation down in pursuit of the best beans. And in support of our mantra - that ‘good coffee comes from good people’ - we made headway, year over year. If you’re reading this email you’ve seen some of the names: Sebei: Sipi, Kapchorwa. Bugisu: Gibuzaale, Manafwa, Buginyanya, Bulaago. These are all ways of slicing up coffees that come from Mt. Elgon. Coming from a time when Ugandan Bugisu AA was the best you’d see out of...
INTRODUCING BULAAGO  FROM MT. ELGON IN EASTERN UGANDA These farmers produce some oft he best coffee on the mountain. That's Mt. Elgon in Eastern Uganda, right across the border from Kenya. This is the heart of coffee country, and Bulaago is one community that has been doing right by coffee for generations. While these farmers never lack for buyers, they want the recognition and reward that comes from putting that extra effort into their gardens. And they don't their coffee mixed before it gets to the final customer.    Those were the driving forces behind the creation of the Bulaago Coffee Farmers Association (BuCoFA).  BuCoFA operates a collection center where they separate farmer lots, measure moisture and store all parchment in...
INTRODUCING BUKONZO ORGANICS FAIR-TRADE ORGANIC ARABICAS FROM UGANDA'S RWENZORI MOUNTAINS On the slopes of Uganda's Rwenzori Mountains, on the western border with the Congo's Kivu region, you will find 1,200 members of the Bakonzu tribe who have come together to form Bukonzo Organics (BOCU). These are amongst Kasese's first farmers to produce Fair-Trade Organic Certified coffees. While the region once had a rich history in producing Natural Arabicas, farmers had to leave their homes in the 1990s, returning to find their coffee trees uprooted.   Now the farmers of Bukonzo Organics are back, and organized. They have created 12 micro-washing stations to help with quality control and lot separation. They achieved their Fair Trade and Organic certifications after three years of work on...