Since 2001, the Kaweri plantation has been developing in harmony with the environment and carrying out infrastructural improvements, making the lives of local residents better.
Kaweri coffee plantation
November - March
Flavor profile: very sweet, clean and complex coffee with a silky texture and notes of blueberries, prunes, black tea, rum, dark raisins, Amaretto liqueur, dark chocolate and mangosteen.
Packing options: 250 grams and 1 kilogram. We can grind coffee for any brewing method, just check the Grind checkbox and select the grind size for your brewing method.
Coffee is the main export commodity in Uganda, followed by cotton and tea. The coffee sector includes about 1 million smallholder farmers; the average farm area is 0.3 ha. Uganda exports about 160 thousand tons of coffee a year, of which only a quarter comes from Arabica. Coffee is grown alongside other food crops such as bananas and legumes and shade trees; most often with minimal use of chemical fertilizers. Harvesting lasts almost all year round with peak periods for Robusta from October to February, for Arabica from November to January in the east of the country and from April to June in the west.
Kaweri Plantation is located 200 km west of the capital, Kampala. The height of the farm is 1300 meters above sea level, which allows growing dense grain. The plantation area is 2512 hectares, of which 1570 are occupied by the cultivation of Robusta, and the rest - by forest. The climate is mild, mostly cloudy, with an average annual temperature of 25˚C and a rainfall of 1250 mm per year. The plantation grows Robusta varieties such as Nganda and Erekta, which have a high hereditary potential, which is also the reason for the high quality of the cup profile. Growing height, climate, the use of shade trees and plant nutrition programs, and pest and disease control are key elements that contribute to the exceptional quality of Kaweri coffee.
The plantation staff is divided into subdivisions, which are each responsible for their own plot of up to 400 hectares. Within these subdivisions, there are smaller groups responsible for plots of up to 100 hectares. Further, the groups are divided into teams, each headed by its own manager, who knows his employees by name. This organizational structure allows for the most efficient management of all parts of the plantation.
Neumann Kaffee Gruppedecided to invest in a coffee farm in Uganda to produce high quality washed Robusta as well as small lots with a unique flavor profile. So, in 2001, the Kaweri Coffee Plantation appeared, whose innovative approach to managing a farm built into the local environment has a positive economic effect on the region as a whole, and also leads to certain social and environmental changes.