CURRENT HARVEST – 2020 AAA – AA- A- AB –PB
BUDUDA SMALLHOLDINGS – 1900-2000m (Altitude)
SIRONKO SMALLHOLDINGS – 1300-2000m (Altitude)
BUGISU COFFEE is home to almost 20% of the world’s coffee farmers, Uganda’s coffee is prized for its taste and versatility which means it ends up as an ingredient for some of the world’s most known coffee blends. Only now is it being put to the forefront globally as single origin. CARICO’s coffees are naturally farmed, inter-cropped and grown without any manufactured neither chemical fertilisers nor pesticides.Grown under shade of indigenous trees, this allows the coffee fruit to grow and ripen slowly. The result is a harder bean which is then hand-picked when optimally ripe.
CARICO’s coffees originate in Uganda, the largest coffee exporter in Africa and one of the top ten global coffee producers and exporters. The high altitude, rich volcanic soils and orientation of the sun to the coffee trees in Bugisu mean the concept of terroir for wine is similar in the coffee industry. The high quality of the Bugisu Arabica coffee has been known for decades. In recent years increasing numbers of coffee buyers are appreciating that the soil, the elevation and the climate in Uganda create outstanding coffees.
CARICO GLOBAL offers single origin, planted in Volcanic loam shade-grown, coffee from 2000m/1500m altitude. Coffee Cherries are hand-picked as they ripen, processed at the co-operative using the more delicate process known as WET-PROCESSING and are regularly turned as they dry in the sun. CARICO Coffee is naturally farmed, ecological biodiversity & directly traded from SW Bududa District & Sironko District.
UGANDA ARABICA COFFEE SL14 / SL 28. HAND SORTED, INSPECTED BY THE UGANDA COFFEE DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY (UCDA), ISSUED WITH INTERNATIONAL PHYTO-SANITARY CERTIFICATE, BEFORE BEING BAGGED, TAGGED AND LABELLED FOR EXPORT.