Uganda Bundibugyo Organic


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Product description

In the Western Region of Uganda lies the Bundibugyo District. It borders with the Democratic Republic of Congo and the Rwenzori Mountains (also known as Mountains of the Moon because of their white snow capped peaks). This region is best known for having the only lowland tropical rainforest in Eastern Africa: Semuliki Forest. Most people in the region are dependent on agriculture and animal husbandry. Bundibugyo is Uganda’s biggest cocoa producing area.

Net weight 70 kg
Weight N/A







500gr Sample, 70kg Bags

Flavour Profile

Acidity, Cacao, Fresh Fruit, Nutty



Production Model


Fermentation Process

Centrally Fermented

Region and Country

Bundibugyo District, Uganda


These beans are produced by approximately 3,500 small-holder organic cocoa farmers in cooperation with a local social enterprise. Over half of the farmers involved are women. The producers receive at least 20% more for their wet cocoa than what other buyers pay in the area. In addition, the company provides many services to producers including: trainings on best agricultural practices and money management as well as microfinance. Since its inception, the social enterprise has had a positive impact on the incomes and livelihoods of the associated farmers.


September - January (main crop) March - April (mid-crop)


Amelonado and Trinitario

Post Harvesting Process

Cocoa is collected fresh in rural collection points near the farms which allows for full traceability and transparency. Fermentation takes place in a boxes in a centralized facility for a period of 5-7 days according to a carefully developed protocol which varies depending on weather and timing of the harvest. Drying is completed under a solar greenhouse roof on raised mesh racks over a period of 5-7 days.


Elegant profile, round body. Strong cocoa base, very light red fruit acidity followed by honey and hazelnuts.

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