Roast Level: Medium (Air Roasted)
Suitable Brew Types: Espresso, Moka Pot, Drip, Cafetiere, Aeropress
Grind Options: Espresso, Medium Fine, Medium Coarse, Beans
Ibanda is a village in the northern part of Kasese District situated in one of the many valleys of the foothills of the Rwenzori Mountains. Agri Evolve established a buying centre here for the farmers of Ibanda and the surrounding communities higher up on the hillsides. Farmers typically have between 1 and 2 acres of land and coffee is their main cash crop. Our Field Officers work with the farmers in groups throughout the area. Farmers have been shown how to improve their yields by using good agricultural practices. The quality of the harvest has also been greatly improved by encouraging farmers to only pick the fully ripe cherries. This gives the best prices.
Ripe, red coffee cherries are harvested daily during the harvest season and taken to Ibanda. The cherries are weighed, assessed for quality and the farmers are paid in cash. From here trucks carry the cherries to Bugoye Coffee Station. Here the cherries are floated and graded before being sun- dried in the polytunnels to protect them from rain. Our teams turn the cherries several times each day to ensure even drying whilst allowing the cherries to mature and develop their full rich flavours.
Profile: A huge hit of strawberry, smooth, balanced acidity, Raspberry ripple ice cream when served as a flat white.