We are one of the principal buyers of quality coffee from Bukonzo Joint Cooperative, with this harvest being our fourth year working with them. Bukonzo produces some remarkable coffee, certainly by Ugandan standards which are generally low. Owemba is their highest quality next to microlots, and it competes in quality with our best Latin American coffees. We selected smaller lots from particular communities in the Rwenzori Mountains to build this special Owemba lot.
One of the more interesting sustainability activities at Bukonzo is their gender equality project. They heavily promote equal participation in all activities and most washing stations are managed by female members of the community.
Tasting Notes: Black tea ~ spice ~ cocoa
Coop: Bukonzo Joint Cooperative
Region: Kyarumba, Rwenzori Mountains