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UGANDA COFFEE ORIGIN SAFARIS

Coffee Origin Safari Overview

Uganda is the origin of coffee in East and Central Africa. Moreover, Ugandan coffee is very popular around the world. Coffee is Uganda’s leading cash crop earning the country the largest share of foreign exchange outside tourism. The integration of coffee as a tourism product according to experts, therefore, creates a powerful economic combination is well exploited because currently, value addition remains fragmented.

Our Uganda coffee origin tours mainly focus on commercial activities that provide access to sources, evaluation of coffees available for trade, and information that can be used to market the coffees in a consuming country. Our itineraries are designed with activities that promote interaction with the people, their culture and experience the place. The central region of Uganda is marked as a coffee corridor. This area is famous for the growth of Arabica Coffee, which still grows in the plain lands and forest highlands. The Afro-Montana forests in Uganda contain genetic diversity of invaluable worth and are one of the 34 biodiversity hotspots worldwide. Drinking coffee in Uganda is an integral part of their culture.

Coffee Origin Tour Mission

The mission of OBAS Coffee origin tours is to facilitate the promotion of business-to-business linkages between Ugandan coffee growers and International coffee roasters with face-to-face meetings, on-the-farm cupping event and networking opportunities.

Coffee Origin Tour purpose:

The purpose of the origin tours is to:

  • Locate and sample coffee varieties as well as the potential sources of supply
  • Discuss quality goals and flavour preferences with coffee producers as part of an ongoing relationship for trade.
  • Determine production quantities and certifications.
  • Conduct negotiation’s for coffee prices for upcoming harvest seasons.
  • Conduct a Market survey for coffee production investments in Uganda.
  • Learn about, and maintain social contact with the coffee farmers.

Trip Duration

The Outback Uganda Coffee origin tour shall generally cover One day, Two-to-Five days, Five-to-Seven days and Ten-to-Fourteen days.

Target Clientele

The Outback Adventure Safaris Uganda Coffee origin tour Coffee is designed for various client groups worldwide. The target clientele includes:

  • Professional green coffee buyers representing importing companies,
  • Coffee roasters and retail end-users of green coffee seeking a new source of supply
  • Coffee retailers that want to learn more about how and where coffee is grown
  • Consumer coffee enthusiasts in search of an ecotourism holiday
  • Representatives from companies in high value consuming regions of the world
  • Coffee market researchers
  • Targeted markets for green coffee sale

Coffee Origin Safari Overview

A coffee origin safari tour is a guided trip taken by coffee buyers (both importers and end-user roaster/retailers) for approximately one week to coffee-producing regions. Tours are organized by producer associations, exporters from producing nations, or sometimes by coffee importers from consuming nations.

Uganda is the origin of coffee in East and Central Africa. Moreover, Ugandan coffee is very popular around the world and its Uganda’s leading cash crop earning the country the largest share of foreign exchange outside tourism. The integration of coffee as a tourism product according to experts, therefore, creates a powerful economic combination is well exploited because currently, value addition remains fragmented.

Our Uganda coffee origin tours mainly focus on commercial activities that provide access to sources, evaluation of coffees available for trade, and information that can be used to market the coffees in a consuming country. Our itineraries are designed with activities that promote interaction with the people, their culture and experience the place. The central region of Uganda is marked as a coffee corridor and the area is famous for the growth of Arabica Coffee, which still grows in the plain lands and forest highlands. The Afro-Montana forests in Uganda contain genetic diversity of invaluable worth and are one of the 34 biodiversity hotspots worldwide. Drinking coffee in Uganda is an integral part of their culture.

Our road trips to visit the selected coffee farms approximately takes close to 2-4 hours and done during the day as some of the destinations are not far from the capital city center-Kampala. We work with a variety of wonderful coffee farms that are not far from the main regional cities of the country that can make multi-day trips including our own farm in Mukono. Therefore, if Uganda, East Africa is on your must-visit list than we do ask for at least 3-4 days of your time so that you may have a strong inclination for purchasing over 50 bags form the region.

If you are ever able to visit us in Uganda, we highly recommend you take up our exciting coffee trips to various destinations. This is where you will meet our entire team and understand the depth of our operation. The best time to visit us is during the harvest months two major peaks from November to February and June to September and during this period most lots at the farms are ready for cupping. The coffees are very ripe and fresh at this stage and somewhat papery, but we can guide you as we have experience with this.

It is our honour to share different various farm work and coffees. Please keep in mind that the harvest time from November to February and June to September are the busiest times of the year. It is a very exciting time with lots of farm activities going on-farms are in full production, most washing stations buying and processing coffee on a daily basis and sourcing different speciality variety samples to analyze and cup in order for clients to make the right purchases. On your coffee origin safari to a coffee farm, you expect to participate in coffee production exhibitions, learn about the various coffee production best practices including value addition, compliance with farming practices. Through our trip operations, we strive to give timely feedback to all of our participating coffee farms, producers and processors.

Coffee Origin Tour Mission

The mission of our Coffee origin trips is to facilitate the promotion of business-to-business linkages between Ugandan coffee growers and International coffee roasters with face-to-face meetings, on-the-farm cupping event and networking opportunities.

Coffee Origin Tour purpose:

The purpose of the origin tours is to:

  • Locate and sample coffee varieties as well as the potential sources of supply
  • Discuss quality goals and flavour preferences with coffee producers as part of an ongoing relationship for trade.
  • Determine production quantities and certifications.
  • Conduct negotiation’s for coffee prices for upcoming harvest seasons.
  • Conduct a Market survey for coffee production investments in Uganda.
  • Learn about, and maintain social contact with the coffee farmers.

Safari Duration

The Uganda Coffee origin safari trips generally cover One day, Two-to-Five days, Five-to-Seven days and Ten-to-Fourteen days.

Coffee Origin Safari Target Clientele

  • The Uganda Coffee origin safari is designed for various groups worldwide targeting:
  • Professional green coffee buyers representing importing companies,
  • Coffee roasters and retail end-users of green coffee seeking a new source of supply
  • Coffee retailers that want to learn more about how and where coffee is grown
  • Consumer coffee enthusiasts in search of an ecotourism holiday
  • Representatives from companies in high value consuming regions of the world
  • Coffee market researchers
  • Targeted markets for green coffee sale

Coffee Origin Safari Destinations

  • Northern Uganda:
  • Central Uganda: Bukomansimbi, Rakai
  • Eastern Uganda: Bududa, Bulambuli, Manafa, Mbale, Sironko
  • Western Uganda: Bushenyi

Coffee Safari Destination Managers

  • Ankole Coffee Producers Cooperative Union-Kabwohe, Bushenyi
  • Uganda Coffee Federation, Uganda Coffee Development Authority
  • Kyagalanyi Coffee Factory
  • Banyankore Kweterana Cooperative Union
  • Uganda Cooperative Union

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