St Martins - Uganda
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Sipi Falls Sustainable Project near Kapchorwa in the Mount Elgon region of Uganda
SL14 & SL28
1800 - 2000 masl
Notes of Clotted Cream, Red Fruits and Mango
SCA Score - 84
The Sipi Falls Organic Coffee Product was initiated in 1999 in Uganda’s Kapchorwa district – high on the slopes of Mt. Elgon. Arabica is the main cash crop here and is normally inter-cropped or grown alongside other crops such a banana and beans.
Kawacom began the project with an impressive 5,000 smallholder coffee farmers with an average of 0.5 ha each under coffee. These farmers, all keen to participate in higher value speciality markets, were trained in criteria for socially and environmentally responsible coffee growing practices and efficient farm management with the aim of certifying and marketing their coffee on the international scene.
Kawacom has heavily encouraged renovation activities amongst project participants and has, for the past several years, distributed approximately 200,000 coffee seedlings annually to its partner farmers. These SL 14 & 28 varieties are well-suited to the climate of the region and produce high cup quality.