The Rwenzori Mountains, famously known as the ‘Mountains of the Moon’, stretch for 120km along Western Uganda and are home to the Bakonzo tribe. The high altitude, fertile soils provide perfect conditions for growing coffee beans, while the breathtaking snow-capped peaks, glaciers and consistent rainfall create a sustained supply of fresh water.
Many coffee farmers live high up on the slopes of the Rwenzori mountain range, which peaks at more than 5,000 MASL. The higher altitude the coffee grows, the slower it matures, which results in a more complex and unique cup profile. To access the farms situated at these high altitudes, Agri Evolve has arranged a ‘donkey network’ that collects the ripe cherries from the farms located in these remote areas. This very literally leaves the heavy lifting ‘donkeywork’ to the donkeys instead of being transported in small quantities by push-bike.