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Uganda - Mountain Harvest

Sironko Station - Yellow Honey, Organic


Awesome Single Origin Espresso, Brew or Pour Over 

Growers: 446 Small Farmers 
Region / State: Yilwanako Mayiyi, Buginyanya, Bushiyi,
Makali, Bukalasi, and Sipi Communities, Mt. Elgon, Uganda
Varietal:Nyasaland, SL-14, SL-28
Elevation: 1250 - 2200 m asl
Process: Pulped and placed on raised beds with
full mucilage to dry in three stages 
Certification: Organic

Brought to us by our good friends at Mountain Harvest


Apricot, cinnamon, raisin, milk chocolate

Pricing Transparency ($/Lb)
Contrabean Cost = $US 4.78 ($CAD 6.74)
Shipping/Brokerage = $CAD 1.13
Final Cost to Contrabean = $CAD 7.87


Processed in Mountain Harvest's most centralized wet mill facility, Ibrahim Kiganda and his assistant Ruth Chebet receive cherries at Mountain Harvest’s hub of innovation and research - Sironko Station. Found at the base of Mount Elgon, Mount Harvest's staff members funnel cherry from some of the mountain’s most isolated communities in Yilwanako Mayiyi, Buginyanya, Bushiyi, Makali, Bukalasi, and Sipi. There, the expert staff have full variable control through infrastructure and tested protocols developed for the unique Ugandan context. Equipped with years of data, Ibrahim fine-tunes his station and staff each season, allowing him to take Mountain Harvest coffees to competitions globally to secure Uganda’s place in the specialty industry. As Uganda’s National Barista Competition winner (AFCA, 2022), we are sure to see Uganda’s excellence from beehive to barista in this coffees through Ibrahim’s and his team’s work.

While others within the new specialty space of Uganda may only focus on cherry production for high variable control, Mountain Harvest must meet farmers in their understanding and traditions to make a lasting impact. Farmers of Uganda are familiar with selling home-processed parchment to middlemen who do not care for quality. Because of this, farmers keep this parchment as a physical form of savings, selling it off as they need money - eliminating the opportunity to access higher-paying markets and reinforcing unstable farm businesses. Mountain Harvest's suite of strategic services creates steps towards resiliency for the farm and farmer. Ultimately, Mountain Harvest seeks to position farmers as the experts of the farm, while Mountain Harvest takes on the expertise of coffee production. To reinforce this, we incentivize cherry sales by upping the price by over 30%.

Farmers Services accessed in the production of this coffee include:

Income Diversification
Financial Literacy
Regenerative Agriculture
Microfinance 
Professional picking program