Gumutindo is a co-op in the valley of Mt. Elgon on the eastern border of Uganda. They have 7,000 members from the Bgisu and Sabiny tribes. The coop has encouraged women to process their coffee separately so now they offer a variety of women’s coffees as well. The coop is 100% Fair Trade and 95% organic striving to certify the last 5% as organic. The farmers enhance the fertility of the soil with compost, mulch, and other organic matter to maintain the biodiversity of the land. The coffee is hand-picked and wet-processed at individual farms; then brought to the new storage facility that was built in 2005 using cross-ventilation to store coffee at cooler temperatures. Producers are then encouraged to cup the coffees at the facility to help distriguish the difference in quality of under ripe cherries. Gumutindo means “excellent quality” in the local language and we look forward to building a relationship with the coop to help them share their quality coffee with our customers.
These beans are harvested at an altitude of 1,300-2,220 meters in the months of September until January and are processed by fully washing the beans.
Food Pairing Guide: Enjoy a cup of this coffee with a delicious slice of cheesecake, slices of plums, or some rich dark chocolate for ultimate sensory stimulation.
Certifications: Fair Trade, Organic.
One of the ways we love to enjoy this coffee at home is the French Press.