Special Single Origin | Bukonzo Joint


Regular price $15.50

Flavour Profile Blackcurrant, Allspice & Lime
Cooperative Bukonzo Joint, Rwenzori Mountains, Western Uganda

The Story In August 2016 we were approached by Dr Jackie Smalldridge, a New Zealand Gynaecologist who volunteers in Uganda. There she performs life-changing surgeries with a skillful group of medical professionals supported by Medical Aid Abroad. About 20 minutes down the road from the hospital in Kagando, where Jackie and her colleagues are based on their trips, is the Bukonzo Joint Coffee Cooperative. On her last trip Jackie brought back 7kg’s of their coffee and asked if we’d like to try it. We did and we liked it. Jackie saw an opportunity to help the community economically and fundraise for her medical camps at the same time. We wanted to help, so over and above the Fairtrade Premiums that go back to support the Bukonzo Joint Coffee Cooperative we’re donating $1.00 from every 200g retail pack we sell to Medical Aid Abroad.

Read our interview with Jackie on our blog, here.

The Growers Bukonzo Joint is a cooperative union whose members— 83 percent of which are women—currently operate 5,500+ small farms in the Rwenzori Mountains region of western Uganda. They raise high-quality, organically grown, hand-picked coffee. 

Bukonzo Joint is best suited to non-pressurised brewing such as Pour Over or Chemex.

Fairtrade & Biogro Certified