Gorilla Conservation Coffee 16 Ounce
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, causing them to use the national park to meet their basic family needs for food and fuel wood. Gorilla Conservation Coffee is a social enterprise of Conservation Through Public Health with support from World Wide Fund for Nature Switzerland.
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 Arabica that is selectively harvested for only red ripe cherries, hand picked, wet processed and dried under shade. Our coffee is tested for quality parameters at every level. The coffee is roasted medium and packed to the highest quality standards. 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.
Gorilla Conservation Coffee is the only Ugandan coffee expressly created to help conserve the mountain gorillas by directly supporting farmers living around the gorillas’ habitat.
We are proud to be the first US distributor of Gorilla Conservation Coffee. Together, we can make a direct difference for small farmers and mountain gorillas.