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The coffee story

Coffee farmers on Mt Elgon do the lion’s share of the work in producing coffee but oftentimes receive the least amount of money (averaging at less than 1 USD/lb) & recognition. The quality of our coffee comes down to the hard work and dedication of the 3000 farmers who produce it with such care. 

The ultimate goal of MEACCE Ltd is to ensure that the little proceeds and premiums generated from the sale of our members’ coffee are invested in community development projects that are geared towards improving their standards of living, climate change adaptation and mitigation as well as promoting gender equality and Social Inclusion (GESI) plus safeguarding people in all aspects of economy and governance.

Our vision is to have a socially and economically thriving community within a sustainable environment and our strategy is not to trade in members’ produce but to help members market their products to their advantage.

We produce high-quality coffee of 84+ points on the SCA system with unique attributes of citrus fruit, dark chocolate, floral, fresh bread, tropical fruit, brown spices, brown sugar, medium acidity, good round body, clean, well balanced and sweet aftertaste produced by predominantly agroforestry smallholder communities who are conscious of climate change and gender justice.

The uniqueness with this coffee is that as you sit and take that small cup of coffee from MEACCE, you are not only enjoying the good quality but also significantly contributing towards climate change mitigation and adaptation, gender justice as well as improving the living standards of the small holder farmer on the slopes of Mt Elgon.

The process

Harvested as red ripe cherries, pulped immediately, fermented and washed. Carefully dried until it attains a moisture content of 12%. Well graded and sorted to produce a clean well-balanced cup.
UG-6-202110

Mount Elgon Washed 35/400/029 Grade B+

  • $6.20 USD / kg FOB Conventional (no certification)
  • $6.74 USD / kg FOB Organic
  • $7.2209 USD / kg FOB FairTrade
  • $8.2922 USD / kg FOB FairTrade + Organic
Origin
Uganda
Variety
Red Bourbon
Process type
Fully washed
Altitude range
1300m - 2100m
Harvest period
October, 2021 - February, 2022
Algrano's cupping score (SCA)
84.75 points
Available quantity
1280 X 60 kg bags
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Mt Elgon Agroforestry Communities Cooperative Enterprise Ltd
Produced & offered by Mt Elgon Agroforestry Communities Cooperative Enterprise Ltd
  • Uganda
  • Cooperative
  • Organic, FairTrade
  • 0 sales on Algrano

We are fairtrade and Organic certified. We promote Gender balance through different programs. Our members are aware of climate change and are currently implementing a 25million tree planting project with support for the Welsh Government. We are a small holder farmer cooperative where decisions are made by farmers themselves.

Mt Elgon Agroforestry Communities Cooperative Enterprise Ltd (MEACCE) is a farmer- owned Secondary Level Cooperative owned by 11 primaries with a combined membership of 3,033 farmers (600 females) that produces certified Fairtrade and Organic Washed Bugisu Arabica Coffee grown on the slopes of Mt Elgon with the mandate to increase farmer household income. Our predominately Agroforestry community farmers grow coffee at elevations ranging from 1,300 to 2,100 meters above sea level under canopies of the indigenous trees and bananas. Our farmers use compost from small holdings assisted by animals and we also strive to understand how various farm and processing methods influence the quality of the cup. Coffees are farmed in traditional ways, with the help of agronomy training to get the best cup results. Our cup score profiles 84+points with unique attributes of Citrus Fruit, Dark Chocolate, Floral, Fresh bread, Tropical Fruit, Brown spices, brown sugar, medium acidity, good round body, clean, well balance and sweet aftertaste. We offer full traceability of all our coffees, from farm to cup. This way, we can bring unique and interesting coffees that fit our buyers’ preferences. We are conscious of Climate change and Gender justice and therefore we are implementing various programs to address challenges associated with the two phenomena above.

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The coffee story

Coffee farmers on Mt Elgon do the lion’s share of the work in producing coffee but oftentimes receive the least amount of money (averaging at less than 1 USD/lb) & recognition. The quality of our coffee comes down to the hard work and dedication of the 3000 farmers who produce it with such care. 

The ultimate goal of MEACCE Ltd is to ensure that the little proceeds and premiums generated from the sale of our members’ coffee are invested in community development projects that are geared towards improving their standards of living, climate change adaptation and mitigation as well as promoting gender equality and Social Inclusion (GESI) plus safeguarding people in all aspects of economy and governance.

Our vision is to have a socially and economically thriving community within a sustainable environment and our strategy is not to trade in members’ produce but to help members market their products to their advantage.

We produce high-quality coffee of 84+ points on the SCA system with unique attributes of citrus fruit, dark chocolate, floral, fresh bread, tropical fruit, brown spices, brown sugar, medium acidity, good round body, clean, well balanced and sweet aftertaste produced by predominantly agroforestry smallholder communities who are conscious of climate change and gender justice.

The uniqueness with this coffee is that as you sit and take that small cup of coffee from MEACCE, you are not only enjoying the good quality but also significantly contributing towards climate change mitigation and adaptation, gender justice as well as improving the living standards of the small holder farmer on the slopes of Mt Elgon.

The process

Harvested as red ripe cherries, pulped immediately, fermented and washed. Carefully dried until it attains a moisture content of 12%. Well graded and sorted to produce a clean well-balanced cup.
Coffee Quality Evaluation
Algrano
Algrano
Cupped: December, 2021
Mt Elgon Agroforestry Communities Cooperative Enterprise Ltd
Algrano (Seller)
Cupped: December, 2021
SCA Score
Algrano
84.75
Algrano (Seller)
84.75
Key flavor notes
Algrano
Herbal, Red berries, Stone fruit, Milk chocolate
Algrano (Seller)
Floral, Red berries, Stone fruit, Milk chocolate
Quality comment
Algrano
Very pronounced in the nose, with notes of red berries, red flowers and stone fruit that translated into the cup as well. Acidity is medium-high, citric, tartaric when cooled down, body, medium high.
Algrano (Seller)
Very pronounced in the nose with notes of red berries, red flowers and stone fruit that translated into cup as well. Acidity is medium hifgh citric, tartaric when cooled down, body, medium high.
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Shipping
Once the ordering period ends we will consolidate all coffees in a shared container. During transport, your coffee is fully insured. We will keep you informed about the shipment status.

Upon arrival of the coffee at the warehouse, you can choose between 2 delivery modes:

  • Doorstep delivery: We will take care of transport to your roastery. We will provide your coffee fully insured until it is ready for unloading from the truck at your roastery.
  • EXW (ex. warehouse) means that we will provide the coffee ready for pick-up at the terminal of the warehouse. You are responsible for organising transport and insurance from the warehouse to your roastery.

Currently, we can deliver coffee anywhere in Europe, except Hungary. For all European buyers, the coffee will be provided custom cleared in any case. Roasters in Switzerland choosing EXW will be responsible for customs clearance.

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2 payment methods are accepted on Algrano:

1. Buy now, pay later
Pay your coffee after its delivered in Europe. This option generates an additional fee, displayed in the shopping cart.

3. Pay 10 days after placing the order
We will send you a 10 day invoice straight after you placed your order.