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Region: Mt Elgon, Kapchorwa
Process: Washed & Natural
Notes: Museli, peach, raspberries
Coffee Story: This coffee is the result of a research project and public-private sector partnership in Uganda aimed at improving the food security of coffee growers and their families through increasing the quality of their coffee and creating access to high value export markets. Our head roaster Adam was privileged enough to be part of the project team and with two other Adelaidians he met ‘on the ground’ – Eddy and Daniel – (and the immeasurable support of many more) went on to co-found Intersection Traders in order to bring the amazing coffee that has resulted to Australia. In doing so he’s had the opportunity to take what he has learned working in specialty coffee over the years and, working with researchers and farmers on the ground – excuse the pun – ‘practise what we preach’.
The coffee was grown on the slopes of Mt Elgon – a dormant volcano located in Kapchorwa in the east of Uganda. Literally translated from the local dialect as ‘Home of Friends’, Kapchorwa has a long history of arabica coffee production and is linked directly to coffee producers in Kenya – located on a smaller portion of the very same Mt Elgon and producing some of the highest quality coffee on the market. With strong diurnal temperature variation and two rainy seasons the region possesses optimal conditions for slow coffee development and an amazing environment of waterfalls and lush vegetation. Despite this ability to grow incredibly high quality coffee, exports of Ugandan coffee have previously only been to the commodity market – due mostly to a lack of access to specialty markets, knowledge or pre-financing and a decentralised post-harvest supply chain. All of which we are working to overcome.
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This coffee will be roasted fresh for you. Monastery will roast your coffee on Wednesday and dispatch on Thursday/Friday.