Region: Rwenzori Mountains, bordering Virunga National Park
Altitude: 1000 – 1800 MASL
Harvest: December to March 2020-21
Arabica Varietals: Bourbon
Preparation: Handpicked, sorted and sundried.
Process: washed sundried
Producer: Alpha New Cooperative
In the cup: Black Tea, Bright, Brown Sugar, Dark Chocolate, Granny Smith Apple, Lemon Nutmeg.
Alpha New was founded in 2015 to roast coffee for the domestic market. In 2017, after 2 years operating as a successful coffee roaster, they began seeking new ways to reduce the cost of production while increasing market access for small producer and promoting a more equitable distribution of income.
With help from Technoserve and several state and local government, Alpha New acquired land and constructed a wet mill. The Alpha New Washing Station began processing cherry in the 2019/2020 season.
(Info courtesy of Sucafina)