£10.50

Uganda African Moon. Natural

Natural Process • Single Origin • 100% Premium Arabica Coffee 

Roast Level: Medium Dark / Full City

Cupping notes: Medium-heavy body. Dark chocolate, roasted nuts and hints of ripe cherry with balanced acidity.

Weight: 250g

Whole bean Coarse Medium Fine

Not ground

Suitable for cold brew & french press

Suitable for machine drip, siphon, pour-over, and aeropress

Suitable for espresso & moka pot

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Image courtesy of Green Coffee Collective

About this coffee:

Natural Process • Single Origin • 100% Premium Arabica Coffee 

African Moon is a community-sourced, naturally processed Arabica and is regularly the primary source of income for many of the families in the Rwenzori region of Uganda. The community of small-scale farmers comprises of over 500 farmers who process their own coffee, taking special care when selecting and sorting the cherries for quality assurance and good cup score, and sell direct to a coffee supplier, Agri Evolve.

Typical farmers plot sizes range from 1 to 3 acres and are located across the hillsides of the luscious Rwenzori mountains. A recurring sight when travelling through the mountains is farmers drying their harvests on tarpaulins out the front of their homes.

Since 2015, Agri Evolve has been encouraging farmers to sell coffee as cherry rather than green but despite this, there is still a demand driven by farmers to produce traditional natural processed coffee as it is deeply rooted in the history of the Rwenzori people. Over many generations, The Rwenzori people have developed and refined the optimum method of specially treating their coffee, creating unique flavours from the Mountains of the Rwenzori.

Producer Information:

Agri Evolve is a social enterprise coffee bean supplier from Uganda that entered the market by investing in a collection point for farmers to sell their cherries, giving farmers better control and stability over the selling price. Agri Evolve buying centres act as hubs for farmers to sell in the market with the fairest possible coffee price. This helps the small-scale farmers avoid falling victim to corrupt brokers who would exploit their position of leverage to pay unfair prices for coffee cherries for a quick cash grab.

The next major steps were investing in proper processing facilities like washer separators, mechanical dryers, hulling machines, and greenhouses. All of which added to the main station. This attracted more farmers to sell their coffee at fair and stable prices, a huge step above the former volatile marketplace. The convenient locations of newly built stations have also drastically reduced the effort required for farmers to travel to market. 

Additional information

Weight 250 g
Country

Uganda

Region

Rwenzori

Growing Altitude

1400–1,800 m.a.s.l.

Coffee Variety

SL14, SL28

Harvest Period

November–April

Milling Process

Natural

Flavour

Cherries, Dark Chocolate, Roasted Nuts

Body

Medium – Heavy

Acidity

Balanced

Roast Level

Medium-Dark / Full City

Recommend for

Cafetiere, Espresso