The Journey of Our Coffee
- Location: Mbale District, Uganda
- Altitude: 1400-2500 masl (meters above sea level)
- Harvest Season: August - February | Fly Crop: April - July
- Natural and washed Arabica coffee
- Varietals: Nyasaland, SL14, SL28
- Cup Score: 84+
- Flavor Notes: Chocolate, Caramel
- Full creamy body, high vibrant acidity, fruity fragrance, long sweet after taste
Fair Trade Certified
Rainforest Alliance Certified
Fair Trade International
Ancient Mount Elgon
Mount Elgon's fertile volcanic soil, optimal elevation, and unique geographical features coalesce to create an unparalleled environment, nurturing exceptional coffee trees that flourish and produce extraordinary beans.
Women of Mbale
Over 500 women play an indispensable role in our coffee production, skillfully cultivating and harvesting beans to exacting standards.
Milling, Grading, and Roasting
From humble beginnings with a hand-operated milling machine, we've grown operationally to manage every stage of the coffee supply chain. This growth has culminated in our own coffee processing plant, elevating our pursuit for exceptional specialty coffee.
With a proven track record of delivering coffee to the US, Canada, Asia, and Europe, our team consistently ensures seamless exports. Our global reach and unwavering commitment to excellence and integrity make us your reliable partner in the coffee supply chain. Trust us to deliver our beans to your country, effortlessly and efficiently.
Crafting outstanding specialty coffee is a constantly unfolding adventure, brimming with new discoveries and endless possibilities. Our expert team, certified by the Specialty Coffee Association, passionately dedicates their time to mentoring our producers on top-tier post-harvest practices.
As the harvest season unfolds, we meticulously select each ripe cherry by hand, guaranteeing only the finest quality beans for our customers.
Within 24 hours of harvest, our cherries embark on a transformative journey, delicately floated and pulped before embracing a 24-36 hour fermentation and a gentle washing – a meticulous process that guarantees the pinnacle of flavor development.
Beneath controlled light, our coffee beans are tenderly dried, shielding them from the harshness of high-intensity light stress. Our diligent producers hand-sort each bean, ensuring that every batch is free of defects.
Coffee Processing the FMI Way
Hand Picked, Always.
Green cherries are unripe, and can cause unsatisfactory flavor profiles. Our commitment to machine free harvesting ensures we only harvest red cherries, starting the journey for consistently delicious flavor profiles.
Hand Sorted, Always.
Even a red cherry can have defects, which is why a float test is critical. Any floating cherries are defective, and promptly removed.
African Raised Beds.
African raised beds allow us to monitor the moisture content of the cherries, turn them as needed for an even drying process, and it allows us to cover the cherries in the event of rain.
AA Washed Arabica.
AA beans are the largest screen size and highly desirable for their acidity, fruity flavor notes, and body. They are regarded as the gold standard of specialty coffee beans.
Hermetically Sealed for Freshness.
GrainPro 60kg bags ensure that all the hard work put into our coffee is protected so it reaches our customers as we intended - beautifully crafted.
Ensuring coffee reaches the Mombasa shipping port can be a challenge. Thieves, political conflicts, and scam artists present a direct threat to our industry. Our partnership with the Kenyan and Ugandan governments, and a strong insurance policy ensure our coffee reaches the ports uninterrupted.