Our coffee is 100% Traceable which is possible through our links with the farmers formed into different village co-operatives.
These organized village co-operatives or farmer groups are located across the mountains and facilitate easy sensitization, training and extension work and constitute an organized and formidable production force.
Each of the current 32 village co-operative’s is a fully constituted business entity, registered as a CBO (Community Based Organisation) operating at the parish level. They have between 30 to 100 farmers and are spread over 9 different sub-counties across the length and breadth of the Rwenzori mountains ranges.
This network constitutes a dedicated 3,000 strong supplier network of small holder farmers for fresh Arabica red cherry with each of these groups operating out of a designated village hub.
The hubs manage a process of registration of these village co-operatives and collection of pertinent data from each individual farmer including age, exact location where the farmers are found, number of coffee trees, acreage under coffee, expected seasonal output from each farmer etc.
Our vision is for the development of coffee in our area and to also consolidate our sustainable coffee business model, premised on the four pillars of traceability, quality, productivity enhancement and financial accountability.
These factors have already greatly contributed to the improvement of post-harvest ethics and to the quality of the coffee that is produced and will ultimately ensure that all coffee produced is traceable to its source.
Traceability is a key attribute in the 21st Century global economy and ensuring quality and traceability will guarantee premiums for farmers.