COMMUNITY ESPRESSO SOS AFRICA
From our community of growers to our coffee community, constantly changing with seasonal beans. The standout current two single origin beauties are ……
Ethiopia Gera Limu washed & Uganda Rwenzori Kisinga Natural
| Empowerment Through Education | We are proud to work with ‘ SOS Africa ‘ who provide an holistic education to break the cycle of poverty and enable the children to reach their full potential. For every bag sold £ 1.00 goes directly to the education of two young boys Ameleo & Kayd through this amazing grass roots organisation ! Super easy to support just drink the coffee…
Ethiopia Gera Limu Washed
65% of Ethiopia’s coffee growing area is located within the Oromia region, with around 150,000 tons a year produced across 88 regions within 13 regions. The majority of the regions coffee is known as garden coffee due to the small plots of land with lower yields, as producers multicrop with other cash crops to maximise their returns. Where research has been done on what are collectively known as heirloom coffees in Ethiopia, distinct varieties have been labelled with a numbering system more recently replaced with a name more local to where the plant was identified. Plants would be observed in the wild forests for distinct characteristics (such as disease resistance) and if not already listed, recorded. The first two digits represent the year in which it was discovered, the last three referring to the sample number.
- Country | Ethiopia
- Region | Southern Nations, Nationalities & Peoples
- Zone | Jimma
- District | Gera
- Kebele | Limu
- Farm | Gera
- Altitude | 1900 – 2100 masl
- Varietal | 74 – 110 74 – 112 74 – 140 74 – 165 74 – 4 74 – 227
- Harvest | November – January
- Process | Washed
Uganda Rwenzori Kisinga Natural
THE RWENZORIS ARE FAMOUSLY KNOWN AS THE ‘MOUNTAINS OF THE MOON’. THEY STRETCH FOR 120KM ALONG THE WESTERN UGANDA BORDER WITH THE DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO .
Uganda lies in the heart of East Africa on the shores of Lake Victoria, straddles the equator and is 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. The government of Uganda is promoting coffee production as a key driver for rural development.
- Altitude | 1200 – 2200 M.A.S.L
- Processing | Hand picked , Floated , Sun dried
- Harvest Date | August – December
- Lead Farmer | Kananga Neckson