CUP PROFILEUganda Bududa has a medium acidityand body. You will taste notes of darkchocolate, berry, and brown spice.
About Mt ElgonMt. Elgon is an extinct volcano spread across theborder of Uganda and Kenya, though its highest point,called Wagagai, is on the Uganda side.Kyagalanyi, our sister company in Uganda, owns andruns the Kapchorwa wet mill, on the western side ofMt. Elgon. Producers here have traditionally sold inparchment, but by accepting cherry at the wet mill, theteam has gained greater control over outcomes.Its careful separation of lots and its acceptance of onlyharvests that are 95 percent red cherry hasdramatically improved the quality of its coffees—which financially benefits all parties.
Bududa Farmer GroupOur Bududa coffee comes from the Bududa District ofMt. Elgon in the Eastern highlands of Uganda, on theborder with Kenya. The Bududa Farmer Group consistsof over 1,000 farmers organized into 43 UTZ certifiedfarmer groups: the average farm size is just 2.3 ha.
All Bududa coffee is hand-picked and processed on theday of harvest. After pulping with a hand-pulper, thecoffee is fermented overnight in small basins. The nextmorning the coffee is washed and put on raised dryingtrays for drip drying for 2-3 days and then sun-dried ontarpaulins.
Coffee with an ImpactAn independent study in 2014 showed that Kyagalanyifarmers had 31% higher coffee yields and 64% morecoffee income than non-supported farmers. By2016/17, coffee yields had improved 59% and anaverage household earned an additional annualincome of 1.8 million UGX ($530). Improving ourfarmers’ wealth has helped more than 500 children goback to school.