|Producer||Various Smallholders, Kisinga Washing Station|
About the Coffee
Most of the coffee from the Rwenzoris are drugars (dried Uganda Arabica) which tend to be very low quality due to poor home processing practices. However, the poor quality has nothing to do with the potential of the coffee trees or the landscape. That’s why Kyagalanyi Coffee Ltd, Genuine Origin’s sister company, built Kisinga Station and numerous buying stations across the Rwenzori Mountain range.
Located 25km southwest of Kasese, the Kisinga Washing Station was built in 2015 to explore the full potential of Rwenzori’s arabica coffee and to support farmers improving their yields, profits and subsequently their living conditions.
Today, Kisinga Washing Station is improving quality by paying farmers more than double the price they would receive for drugars. And the proof is in the cup; Kisinga is winning awards for both its washed and natural processed coffees.