Uganda Kingha EstateRegular price €22,00
single origin | whole beans | 250g
producer kingsley griffin
variety SL-14, SL-28, SL-34
altitude 1.300 - 1.550 m.a.s.l.
suggested for filter
tasting notes berries, plum, honey, pink grapefruit
Additional Farm Info
Kingha Estate is located in a remote area in the south west, about 10 hours drive from Kampala. The farm is about 12 hectares total. It also operates as a washing station for small scale farmers (out growers) in the area. There are a lot of smallholders there, but hardly any companies are investing in the value chain or focus on quality. The farm is located next to national parks for both Gorillas and other game. The coffee from the farm itself is named Kingha Estate, the coffee from the out growers is called Kingha Collective.
Kingsley Griffin, originally from Canada was a school teacher that decided to start with a coffee farm in Uganda after a Gorilla hike in the area. He's got a keen interest and focus on supporting the production of quality specialty coffee. In addition to producing coffees from his own farm he is also working with some carefully selected out growers in the region.
Kingsley and Kingha Estate is part of the World Coffee Research Variety Program.
Sustainability and Environment
Besides razor sharp focus on producing great coffee, Kingha Coffee is dedicated to increasing the income and livelihood of Ugandan coffee farmers. They work directly with farmer households, providing education and training programs, thereby helping farmers to produce higher yields and better quality coffee, significantly increasing their income. Kingha Coffee also works with local schools, providing clothing, school supplies, and agricultural education programs within the local community.
Recently, they have been working on creating a micro-hydro power station at the base of Kingha estate where a portion of the Entenjari River runs through it. The power station, when completed, will provide a consistent source of renewable energy, sufficient to power the local health center, 2 primary schools, a secondary school and the estate's power needs. All of the electricity generated will be given to the local community free of charge.
Kingha Coffee believes in giving back to the community that has given them so much, and they are very proud to be part of the local community. They provide community development through job creation and market access. During the peak harvest season they employ over 85 local Ugandans, meaning Kingha Coffee is one of the largest employers in the district.
They do not use any chemical fertilizers or pesticides anywhere on their land, and generate 95% of their electricity from solar cells. They believe in the importance of growing and processing coffee in harmony with local environment and ensuring a sustainable and healthy present and future coffee supply.