Uganda Sironko Natural (2022)
|Bag Weight||60 KG BAG|
About This Coffee
The story goes that during a famine centuries ago, the tribes moved east and stumbled across a river which proved their saviour. They named it ‘Sironko’, meaning 'solace' and 'peacefulness' in the Lumasaba language, spoken by the ethnic locals on the slopes of Mount Elgon. Our washing station is located in Budadiri subcounty near the famous river and processes coffee cherries from the surrounding communities, still sustained by this abundant water source.
We provide 'Good Agricultural Practices' (GAP) Training for partner farmers to help improve quality, productivity and yield, as well as agro inputs and seedlings. Our Sironko team also operate women and youth empowerment programs; running workshops addressing attitudinal change on resource ownership, acquisition and family participation, as well as creating farmer savings and loans groups to encourage long term economic stability in the community.
|Subregion||Sironko, Mount Elgon|
|Producer Type||Small Holder Farmers|
|Wet Mill||Sironko Budadiri|
|Growing Altitude||1500m - 1900m|
|Variety||SL14, SL28, SL34, KP142, KP630, Nyasaland|
|Coffee Grade||UGA CA NAT SPL SD|
|Screen Size||15 Up|
|Bag Weight||60 KG BAG|
|Bag Types||Grain Pro / Ecotact|
At 1250 masl, the Sironko Coffee washing station sits in a unique location to accommodate arrivals from higher altitude farms up to 1850m along the slopes of Mt Elgon.
Mt Elgon is an extinct volcano on the border with Kenya and is thought to be the oldest volcano
on the African continent. The massive base and gentle slopes support thousands of smallholder farmers, with arabica coffee is cultivated across a broad band around the mountain between 1,200 and 2,200masl.
Volcanic soils, plentiful rain, high altitude and abundant sunshine are all contributing factors to the excellent terroir of the Mt Elgon region and the subsequent exceptional cup quality.
Selectively hand-picked cherries arrive at Sironko Washing Station where they are subjected to quality and weight tests. Automatic floatation separates the cherries by density into 3 quality grades, with the densest cherries representing the highest quality.
The selected cherries are then dried slowly in the sun on raised African beds, during which they are carefully turned to ensure consistent drying and prevent overfermentation or mould formation.
Once an optimum moisture content of around 12% has been reached the dried cherries are rested prior to secondary processing (hulling, grading, sorting)
- Subregion Sironko, Mount Elgon
- Producer Type Small Holder Farmers
- Wet Mill Sironko Budadiri
- Processing Natural/Dry Processed
- Bag Types Grain Pro / Ecotact
- Plant Species Arabica
- Variety SL14, SL28, SL34, KP142, KP630, Nyasaland
- Min Growing Altitude 1500m
- Max Growing Altitude 1900m
- Screen Size 15 Up
- On Sale Yes
- Top Lot No
- Price Per Kg £6.50
- Status Spot
- Coffee Grade UGA CA NAT SPL SD
- CTRM Contract Number P8001760-11
- Origin Uganda
- Warehouse Vollers Group Uk