Gorilla Conservation Coffee 12 Ounce
Gorilla Conservation Coffee is a social enterprise of Conservation Through Public Health.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, causing them to use the national park to meet their basic family needs for food and fuel wood.
Gorilla Conservation Coffee pays a premium to coffee farmers above market price who are 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, which additionally helps to protect the critically endangered gorillas and their fragile habitat. 20% of the net profits on each bag sold are donated directly to support Conservation Through Public Health's work.
The coffee is 100%, Ugandan grown premium medium roast Arabica that is selectively harvested for only red ripe cherries, hand picked, wet processed and dried under shade. Each cup has a unique aroma with hints of caramel, butter notes and almond, with a citrus taste and a sweet finish. Our first blend is named after Kanyonyi, the former lead silverback of the Mubare gorilla group located in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, Uganda.
Conservation Through Public Health is working with Uganda Wildlife Authority, local communities and other organizations, to improve education, healthcare and livelihoods, so that humans and mountain gorillas – like Kanyonyi and his family – can coexist.