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Zesui Womens Farmer Group

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Uganda

Uganda Zesui Womens Farmer Group

washed

delicate notes of black tea and juicy
blueberry, combined with a creamy
sweetness of honey and Nougat.

Plus 7% VAT

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All the facts about our Uganda Zesui Womens Farmer Group

Region Mount Elgon
Producer Small Holders
Variety Various
Process washed
Type Washed Arabica
Category Regional
Harvest from October to January
Shipping from January to February
Unit GrainPro Sack à 60kg

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Uganda

Zesui Womens Farmer Group

washed

Zesui is the name of a mountain peak of the Elgon range.
The women farmers are members of a Kalaa Mugosi, a small
local organization set up to promote women’s empowerment
through economic independence. Kalaa Mugosi means
“breaking the ropes” in Bugisu language and is helping women
to sever the ropes of poverty and dependence through
coffee farming. The farms are located at the slopes of
Zesui mountain at altitudes between 1750 and 2100 m.a.s.l.
and the varietal here is predominantly Nyasaland. Many
of these farms are extremely remote and the coffee cherries
have to be carried first to the nearest trading centre
before they can be transported to the compound of the
founder of Kalaa Mugosi, Sandra Nyakayenze in Busiita
village where they are floated, hand-sorted, pulped, washed
and dried.

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  

Coffees from Uganda

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

Region Mount Elgon
Producer Small Holders
Variety Various
Process washed
Type Washed Arabica
Harvest from October to January
Shipping from January to February
Unit GrainPro Sack à 60kg
delicate notes of black tea and juicy blueberry, combined with a creamy sweetness of honey and Nougat.

Zesui is the name of a mountain peak of the Elgon range.
The women farmers are members of a Kalaa Mugosi, a small
local organization set up to promote women’s empowerment
through economic independence. Kalaa Mugosi means
“breaking the ropes” in Bugisu language and is helping women
to sever the ropes of poverty and dependence through
coffee farming. The farms are located at the slopes of
Zesui mountain at altitudes between 1750 and 2100 m.a.s.l.
and the varietal here is predominantly Nyasaland. Many
of these farms are extremely remote and the coffee cherries
have to be carried first to the nearest trading centre
before they can be transported to the compound of the
founder of Kalaa Mugosi, Sandra Nyakayenze in Busiita
village where they are floated, hand-sorted, pulped, washed
and dried.