Uganda - Kingha Estate

Location: Between the Bwindi Forest and the DR Congo border, Southwestern Uganda

Altitude: 1450 masl

Preparation: Washed

Harvest: Sept. - Dec

Variety: SL28

Owner: Kingha Coffee

Notes: Plum and tropical fruits, chocolate and biscuit with a juicy acidity.

In 2015, Kingsley Griffin and Maha Sarraf, the founders of Kingha Coffee, decided to pursue a dream of combining their passion for education with their thirst for adventure. After 3 years of investing time, energy and knowledge into their coffee estate in Southwestern Uganda, Kingha Coffee is now positioned to be one of the leading high-quality arabica coffee producing estates in the country. 

Along with a commitment to producing naturally good coffee, Kingha also firmly believe in creating strong ties within the local community. All employees are locally hired, professionally trained and paid a fair daily wage. The estate runs weekly agricultural education programs, based on a curriculum designed by Maha Sarraf, who holds a Masters degree in education. 

One of the founding principles of Kingha Coffee is a commitment to creating sustainable development and long-term social impact. Every week, students from St. James School, Karangara Community School and Nyamiyaga Seconday School, come to the estate to study best-practice farming, cash crops finances, coffee garden start-up skills, and various other agriculturally related topics. All the community development programs are provided free of charge, and students are provided with lunch and a pair of gum boots to protect their feet. 

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