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What is Gorilla Conservation Coffee? And how is it unique?
Gorilla Conservation Coffee is a social enterprise that was launched after Dr. Gladys Kalema-Zikusoka visited farmers living adjacent to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest. Here she learned that the farmers were not being given a fair price for their coffee and were struggling hard to survive, forcing them to use the national park to meet their basic family needs for food and fuel wood
Gorilla Conservation Coffee was created through a partnership between Conservation Through Public Health and . Gorilla Conservation Coffee pays a premium of $0.50 per kilo above the market price to coffee farmers living next door to the gorillas around Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. Gorilla Conservation Coffee further supports the farmers through training in sustainable coffee farming and processing. This helps to improve the coffee quality and increase production yield. Supporting local farmers helps to protect the critically endangered gorillas and their fragile habitat.
A portion of proceeds from each bag of coffee purchased will be donated to help save mountain gorillas.
Our first blend is named after Kanyonyi, the lead silverback of the Mubare gorilla group located in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, Uganda.
Kanyonyi was named after his birthplace, a hills called Kanyonyi meaning ‘bird’. Born in November 1994, Kanyonyi is a son to Ruhondeza and Kashongo. Kanyonyi enjoys seeing human visitors and will always come forward and parade. He likes fun and is very cheerful.
Uganda is home to half of all the estimated 880 mountain gorillas alive today, but struggling for a tomorrow. By supporting coffee farmers living around Bwindi Impenetrable National Park with premium prices, Gorilla Conservation Coffee improves their lives and in turn helps to protect the gorillas and their habitat. This work is complemented by local community efforts on education, health and livelihoods, so that humans and mountain gorillas - like Kanyonyi and his family—can coexist.
How would you describe Kanyonyi Blend coffee?
The coffee’s flavours are of strong almonds, with notes of butter, caramel and apricots.
Gorilla Conservation Coffee is grown on rich volcanic soils at a high altitude of about 2000 metres above sea level. The cool atmosphere of Bwindi allows the coffee fruit to ripen slowly while building up the sugars in the coffee. The coffee beans are selectively handpicked by farmers. The beans pass through a hygienic ‘wet’ process that adds value to the coffee and a touch of sweet acidity.
Where to buy Gorilla Conservation Coffee
Launched in 2016, click here to get our first outlets
- Kampala. Omukago Café, George Street. Tel +256 758 331473
- Entebbe. CTPH office, Mapeera Close, Uringi Crescent. Tel +256 779 852037
- Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, south-western Uganda. CTPH Gorilla Conservation Camp
- Queen Elizabeth National Park. CTPH Telecentre / Uganda Wildlife Authority office on the Equator.
Small purchases can be made from the shops above, but for bulk purchase of Buy Gorilla Conservation Coffee, please call +256 779852037 with details of your delivery point. Please allow one day for delivery.
$1.50 OF EVERY KILOGRAM OF COFFEE THAT YOU PURCHASE WILL BE DONATED TO HELP SAVE MOUNTAIN GORILLAS.
Gorilla Conservation Coffee is a social enterprise created through a partnership between Conservation Through Public Health and World Wide Fund for Nature Switzerland, and in coordination with Uganda Wildlife Authority.
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