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So we're nearing the end of our trip here in Uganda.   We've been all over the coffee farms, coffee shops, washing stations, processing factories, savannas and deserts - from Kampala to Jinja to Mbale to Karamoja to Kidepo.  Tomorrow we cap off the trip with an all day bonanza at the Uganda Barista Championship.  Many of our friends are competing and we'll be there to cheer them on. Best of all, we're happy to report that - before the picking season is even finished - we've already locked in an import of two new micro-regions.  These coffees are absolutely amazing, and C2C and its partners are charting new territory in the Uganda coffee industry with the level of coffee quality and...
In case our coffee wasn't enough to get your brain moving in the morning, here's a traceability teaser to wake up your brain. We are also here to enlist YOU to help us solve this on-mountain problem related to traceability of coffee when it is sold in parchment form. After reading, please submit your ideas in the Comments section of this blog post. This scenario is based on a real situation observed just last week in the greater Mbale region of Uganda. First, allow me to introduce the two sides of the traceability argument. You are a farmer. You pick your coffee berries and have two options. One, you can carry your cherries to the nearest washing station, where you will...
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