The Uganda Engagi is grown on the agricultural lands surrounding the designated UNESCO-World Heritage Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, known to be some of the most fertile volcanic soils in the world.
This micro lot is named Engagi, meaning “gorilla” which stems from the local Rukiga language spoken in and around the Bwindi community, near the endangered mountain gorillas conservation area. True to its roots, the natural process dries the bean together with the fruit undisturbed, giving it the potential to create some of the most flavourful coffees.
The freshly picked coffee cherries are delivered to our producer’s central washing station where diligent processing and drying take place. They able to process their own coffees as well as buy from the smallholder farmers who grow coffee in small plots alongside their food crops. Their focus is using coffee to positively impact their community while striving to improve quality.