We are just wrapping up another successful coffee season, complete with all the ups and downs that come with harvesting and processing 100,000 kgs of fresh coffee cherries. One of our biggest successes this season was our increasing positive impact on the local communities we work with. Kingha Coffee was founded with a strong communityContinue reading “Community Impact”
We are proud to have been chosen by @redemptionroasters as their coffee of choice in the 2019 UK Barista Championships; they used our Kingha Estate Experimental Preparation lot. Here are some shots of their barista, Sarah Levine, as she tears it up in the competition.
As of today, Kingha Coffee is available at Good Glass on Bukoto Street near Acacia Mall, Kisimenti in Kampala, stop by and check it out.
After a long wait, Kingha’s Single Origin Estate Coffee is now being roasted in Vancouver, BC by our partners at Single Village Coffee. We’re still waiting for the final cupping report but early tasting notes include dark chocolate and passion fruit. Less than 30kgs were roasted from this unique microlot so if you’re interested inContinue reading “The Wait is Over :-)”
Today we are in Nyakinoni, in S.W. Uganda training local coffee farmers about pest control. Our lead agronomist is explaining to the group how they can recycle old plastic bottles and use them to trap harmful insects. The farmers bait the trap using locally made banana gin and hang them in their coffee gardens…such aContinue reading “Coffee Training”
Our Lead Community Outreach Agronomist has been hard at work helping to train local coffee farmers about the benefits of stumping old coffee trees. Stumping old coffee trees encourages the growth of healthy, new branches, leading to a fully rejuvenated coffee garden. After stumping, the farmers are encouraged to add shade tress to protect theContinue reading “Coffee Community Outreach”
With the rains coming down, and the our coffee trees primed for rapid growth, we’ve decided to make our own organic fertilizer using only materials commonly found on, or near, our estate. At Kingha Coffee we have recently made a commitment to reusing everything we produce when we process coffee from cherry to coffee bean.Continue reading “Home Made Organic Fertilizer”
Today started with 8000 kgs of freshly harvested coffee cherries chillin’ in the sun. It is going to be a busy day getting all this coffee processed…just to make things a bit busier we got pounded by rain last night, meaning a few hundred kgs of our Kingha Estate coffee is ripe and ready toContinue reading “Great Start to the Day”
Arriving at the estate this morning we were greeted by a swarm of about 40,000 honey bees. Apparently these bees are in the middle of moving from their old home to a brand new one. The honey bees take all the honey they can carry, along with 2/3 of their old hive, and a queen,Continue reading “Arabica Coffee is Self-Pollinating…I’m Not Sure These Visitors Know That…”
We are very excited for the start of the 2019 coffee season. We have begun working with 2 new groups of farmers from Bujiri and Kyjura, and we are confident that great things are just around the corner. Bujiri and Kyjura are at about 1600-1800 meters above sea level, ideal elevations for growing speciality coffee.Continue reading “The 2019 Harvest Season Has Begun”