Origin Information

Grower
Smallholder farmers organized around the Sipi Falls washing station
Variety
Blue Mountain, SL14, SL28
Region
Kapkwai, Kapchorwa District, Eastern Region, Uganda
Harvest
September - February
Altitude
1300 – 2000 meters
Soil
Volcanic loam
Process
Dried in the fruit on raised beds in the sun.
Certifications
Rainforest

Background Details

Uganda Kapkwai Sipi Falls Natural Dried Crown Jewel is cultivated on family owned farms located on the slopes of Mount Elgon in the Kapkwai region of the Kapchorwa district, Uganda. Harvested cherries are received at the Sipi Falls mill, named after a trio of majestic waterfalls in the area. Cherries are sorted then dried on raised beds under retractable roofs. The mill’s capacity to ensure strict drying protocols has improved coffee quality and create sustainable incomes for farmers in the region.