Origin

Specialty coffee from Uganda

Mountain

Varieties

Kent, Typica, SL-14 & SL-28

Processing methods

Natural process ("drugar") and washed process (sometimes called "wugar")

Altitude range

up to 1200 masl

Harvest

October–February: Main crop / April–August: Fly crop  

Total yearly production

Around 3.5 million (incl. Robusta); 700.000 bags of Arabica  

All Coffees

Coffee is Uganda’s top-earning export crop. In 1989 Uganda’s coffee production capacity exceeded its quota of 2.3 million bags, but export volumes were still diminished by economic and security problems, and large amounts of coffee beans were still being smuggled out of Uganda for sale in neighbouring countries.

Main production areas: Bugisu (Mt. Elgon), Lake Victoria basin, Western Uganda, West Nile

Port of Shipment: Mombasa
Export bag size: 60kg
Total number of coffee farmers: More than 500.000

Coffee Origins

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