The Bakonzo farmer group is located in the Bukonzo County of Western Uganda, and represent several sub-counties including Kisinga, Kyondo, Kyarumba, Munkunyu, Mahango, Nyakatonzi, and Isango. Producers here own about 2 acres of land each and farm everything by hand within the family. Members of the Bakonzo community will often collaborate on "share farming," where they assist one another with coffee processing as well as marketing.
After harvesting, the coffees are sorted using float tanks to ensure quality. The coffee is then brought directly to the drying tables for a week, then they are transferred to tarpaulins to continue the drying.
|Region|| Rwenzori, Bukonzo, Western Uganda|
|Farm|| Various smallholder farmers|
|Variety|| Nyasaland, Bugisu, SL14, SL28|
|Altitude|| 1200-2200 masl|
|Proc. Method|| Natural|
Tasting notes: Smooth, chocolatey, and fruity with coffee cherry and berries.
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