Alaska Coffee Roasting Co.

"Celebrating coffee, the wine of the tropics"

Est. 1993

Uganda - Organic, Rainforest Alliance

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Uganda - Organic, Rainforest Alliance

16.95

Uganda Organic RFA Sipi Falls - medium roast, notes of chocolate, toffee, molasses, and caramel

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Grower: The Sipi Falls Coffee Project

Variety: Bourbon, SL14, SL28, Blue Mountain, Bugisu

Region: Sipi, Mt. Elgon Region, Eastern Uganda

Harvest: August – December

Altitude: 1000 – 1900 meters

Soil: Volcanic loam

Certifications: Organic, Rainforest Alliance

Sipi Falls is a beautiful landmark in Uganda, originating from Mount Elgon. According to many, Elgon was once the tallest mountain in Africa. The Sipi Falls Coffee Project was initiated by Kawacom in 1999. It now incorporates over 5,000 small-holder farmers who cover an area of over 2,000 hectares. With training, young trees, and extension services provided by Kawacom, farmers are improving agronomic practices for both higher quantity and higher quality yield, which generates more income. Extensive use of intercropping provides both shade and compost for the coffee trees as well as food for the farmers and their families.