Location: Upper Bukyabo
Altitude: 1800 – 2200 masl
Verital: SL14, SL28, nyasaland
The Coffee Gardens project was established in 2017 with the goal of producing incredible specialty coffee in an ethical way, offering a transparent and direct link between coffee farmers and coffee consumers. It was established with many purposes such as improve farmers income and livelihoods, create and provide rural employment, promote gender equality, increase transparency and traceability throughout the supply chain and environmental protection in the area.
The Coffee Gardens project purchases coffee cherries above the rate offered by traders. They also incentivise and reward farmers through a number of different monetary and non-monetary ways. This includes post-season bonuses, additional income-generating and employment opportunities, tree distribution and a range of all-year-round training programs. The coffee in this micro-lot is produced by the farmers on the mountain above The Coffee Gardens’ washing station. The farmers bring the coffee cherries down to our processing station, earning extra income. The contributing farmers have received weekly training by The Coffee Gardens’ agronomists on improved agriculture. This lot has been created thanks to 71 farmers, including 9 women. Each farmer provided an average of 600 KGs of red cherry.
Cupping Notes: Notes of stone fruit and raisin with sweet hazelnut cream