REGAINED QUALITY AND HOPE
REVIVING ORIGINS is our long-term program in which we partner with farmers to restore coffee regions.
For centuries, the altitude and fertile soils of Uganda’s Rwenzori mountains made for exceptional coffee farming. But it’s a dying practice here. Together with our partners, we started our long-term REVIVING ORIGINS program in 2018, joining with over 2,000 smallholder farmers to increase the quality and yield of their coffee. We work together to develop good farming practices that lie behind full harvests of great coffee, and lead to improved livelihoods.
Floral & Wild
The Rwenzori Mountains - mountains of the moon - stretch for 120km along the western Uganda. The glaciers and snow-capped peaks provide steady water sources to complement the abundant rainfall that nourishes the fertile soils. High above the 1200m mark grows a rare, yet almost forgotten coffee. Its unique terroir is complemented by the shade and nutrients provided by banana trees, creating a true arabica dreamland. However, the isolation and years of neglect were clear in the cup.
This single-origin coffee is roasted utilizing the split-roast technique: the first split is roasted to a dark degree to enhance body, complexity and to balance with the wild notes that come from the natural (dry) process. The second split is roasted more lightly, reaching a medium-dark degree that allows us to explore the tropical fruit character while still preserving the round mouthfeel and general intensity
AMAHA awe UGANDA coffee stands out in particular as a rich and vivid arabica with a wild character and floral notes.