The Uganda Coffee Guide

Uganda Coffee is one of the most sought after coffee on the international market. This Coffee demand has kept Coffee as the leading commodity in the Uganda economy. Coffee alone contributes between 20 - 30% in terms of foreign exchange earnings to the Uganda Economy.

We have created this Coffee Guide to help you accomplish two major tasks:

Task #1: Is to help you find the top Coffee shops in Uganda where you can stop by and take your best Coffee flavour during your Business Trip to Africa.

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Task #2: Is to help you identify promising business Opportunities within the African Coffee Industry.

Types of Coffee in Uganda

Coffee in Uganda is produced in two (2) major types.

  • Arabica Coffee which contributes about 20% of the annual National Coffee produce and

  • Robusta Coffee which contributes about 80% of the Coffee produced in Uganda annually.

Robusta Coffee is grown in the low altitude areas of Central, Eastern, Western and South Eastern Uganda up to 1,200 meters above sea level while Arabica coffee is grown in the highland areas on the slopes of Mount Elgon in the East and Mt. Rwenzori and Mt. Muhabura in the South Western Region, between 1500-2,300 m above sea level.

Unlike Robusta whose native habitat is the Lake Victoria Crescent, Arabica coffee was introduced from Ethiopia to Uganda.

Arabica coffee is more competitive on the International market because of its superior quality.

Uganda Robusta Coffee too has intrinsic quality attributes which even attracts a premium on the international coffee market.

A new Arabica variety - Tuzza a.k.a Catimors has recently been introduced in Uganda and it also performs well in the low altitude areas of Uganda which had been previously zoned for Robusta coffee.

Top Coffee Shops & Roasting Facilities.

There are currently nine (9) coffee shops registered with Uganda Coffee Development Authority (UCDA) and the Coffee Roasters Association (UCRA). You will find most of the best Coffee Shops located within Kampala, Uganda's Capital City.

While on your business trip to Africa , stop by and take some of the finest coffee in the World from one of these Top Uganda Baristas.

The common types of coffee served in Uganda include:

Iced Coffee and Cappuccino

African Coffee Menu
  • Iced Coffee

  • Iced Cappuccino

  • Iced latte

  • Iced Americano

  • Iced Mocha

  • Café Frappes

  • Cappuchino Freeze

  • Espresso Mocha freeze

A cup of Coffee in Uganda will cost you between UGX 3000 to 10,000 (USD 1.5-USD5). The coffee price usually fluctuates in accordance with the ambiance of the Coffee shop you attend.

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Uganda Coffee News and Updates

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USAID earmarked $480,000 for Uganda’s coffee sector  Not rated yet
Efforts to implement the National Coffee Policy got a shot in the arm after the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) earmarked $480,000 …

Uganda posts improved half year coffee export earnings for 2014 Not rated yet
Uganda has registered an increase in both volume and value of coffee exports indicating a good trend for the country’s leading export commodity. The …

Uganda Local Coffee Consumption Edges up to 5% Not rated yet
Local consumption of coffee has increased, a trend destined to supplement export revenue and boost living standards for farmers. Information from the …

Coffee Value Addition Can Earn Uganda Eight Times More Not rated yet
Henry Ngabirano, Uganda Coffee Development Authority (UCDA) chief confirmed that Uganda has been the number one coffee exporter in Africa for over a decade …

Uganda Coffee Exports Drop for Second Month as Rains Curb Drying Not rated yet
Coffee exports from Uganda, Africa’s biggest shipper of the beans, fell for a second month in December from a year earlier after rains affected ripening …

Uganda Coffee Development Authority’s Robusta Prices Not rated yet
The Uganda Coffee Development Authority today quoted indicative prices for exports of robusta, which accounts for 85 percent of the country’s coffee shipments. …

Uganda Sees Coffee Exports Dropping by over 30percent in June Not rated yet
Uganda expects its coffee exports in June to drop 32 percent compared with the same month a year ago, amid concerns rain may disrupt bean drying, the industry …

Bonlife Coffee with Famers in Uganda Opens shop In Cleveland Not rated yet
Bonlife Coffee, a subsidiary of Bonlife, Inc., has announced plans to open their first retail roastery in downtown Cleveland in late July. Bonlife Coffee, …

Uganda's Coffee Exports Could Decline 27% In May 2012 Not rated yet
Uganda’s coffee exports will probably drop 27 percent from a year earlier in May as an extended rainy season delays drying of the beans, the country’s …

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