This coffee comes to us via Mountain Harvest, a company working to improve the quality of Ugandan coffee while making coffee communities more sustainable. We’ve been partners since 2018, their first season of production, noting and encouraging improvements over time. For the second year in a row, we are thrilled to offer Makali as a subscriber-exclusive product.
Forty-five women in the Makali community produced this coffee. Women in eastern Africa do much of the work to produce coffee, but are not often encouraged to participate in its trade. Mountain Harvest’s gender-equity training has helped transform these women’s ownership over their product. In addition, the organization’s technical assistance, microfinance program, and diversification projects positively impact the farmers and the quality of their coffee.