Uganda lies in the heart of East Africa on the shores of Lake Victoria – straddling the equator and the source of the Nile, Sir Winston Churchill first described Uganda as the ‘Pearl of Africa’, while admiring its “magnificent variety of form and colour, profusion of brilliant life and its vast scale”.
Benefiting from a bi-modal rainfall season and high altitudes, the country has a pleasant climate all year round and is lush with greenery. The mountain ranges to the east and west are home to Uganda’s Arabica farmers. Robusta is produced on the central plateau and the government of Uganda is promoting coffee production as a key driver for rural development.
The Rwenzoris are famously known as the ‘Mountains of the Moon’ and stretch for 120km along the Western Border with the Democratic Republic of Congo. The Bukonzo tribe farm this region and harvest this coffee by hand, carefully selecting ripe cherries. They are proud and strong and have farmed the foothills of Rwenzori for over 15 generations.