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GHC was born with just few hundreds of USD dollars and in less than 2 years we managed to spread high quality coffee in Uganda and improve the welfare of the coffee comunities, involving more than 700 farmers.

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Enjoy a coffee while contributing for the conservation,
sustainability and development of the rural Uganda.

Our coffee

Along the border of Rwanda, the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and Uganda,
GHC's Arabica coffee grows up in the Virunga Range.
Welcome to the Gorilla's Kingdom.

Robusta and Arabica varieties together cover almost 100% of the coffee market worlwide. GHC exclusively cultivates Arabica beans which are predominant in the Eastern Africa, having an important tradition in countries such as Ethiopia or Kenya. Arabica grows in areas located between 500 and 2,400 meters of altitude with appropiate conditions of temperature and humidity that only countries in the Equator belt present, alternating wet and dry seasons. All this makes Arabica a coffee of exquisite texture and flavor. Definetively, a great combination of aroma, fragrance and afterstate that results in one of the most valued coffee bouquets.


Volcano Sunset

Virunga

Virunga region engloves a great diversity of habitats, from steppes, savannas and lava plains, swamps, lowlands and montain forests. Sweet and vibrant coffees from this region thrive in the rich volcanic soils of the mountain gorillas' homeland at an altitude of 6200-7200 feet. Virunga Ranges coffees make particularly excellent espresso. They also overlook some of Uganda's highest grown coffees in a climate offering cool conditions with plenty of sun and rain on rich volcanic soils. The conditions allow the coffee to ripen slowly assuring enriched cherries.

Package of 250 gr.
 10,000 UGX Shillings
3.00 $USD

Gorilla

Bwindi

The Rain Forest Coffee is grown around the Bwindi Impenetrable National Park that lies in southwestern Uganda on the edge of the Rift Valley. Its mist-covered hillsides are blanketed by one of Uganda’s oldest and most biologically diverse rainforests famous for hosting over 400 mountain gorillas. Farmers from Bwindi region are dedicated to the production of intense, bold cherries that slowly mature at altitudes above 1,900 meters (6,230 feet) thanks to the abundant sun and the rich volcanic soils.


Package of 250 gr.
 10,000 UGX Shillings
3.00 $USD

Lake

Bunyonyi

Lake Bunyonyi is located in the District of Kabale covering an area of 61 square km (23 sq. miles) at an altitude of 1,950 m (6,437 ft). It is framed by lush and green-terraced hills intensely cultivated that reach a height of 2,200-2,478 m (7,218 to 8,130 ft). Bunyonyi is the second deepest lake in Africa and the 29 islands of various shapes and sizes scattered across the water make Bunyonyi a magical place. The coffee grown here is mainly coming from the islands of this lake and in all sub counties of Kabale and Rubanda Districts.


Package of 250 gr.
 10,000 UGX Shillings
3.00 $USD



Where can you buy it?



If you are in Uganda you can visit:

- Makerere University Agricultural
Research Institute Kabanyolo (Kampala)
- Uganda Tourism Board Office (Kampala)
- Biyem Hotel *** (Kampala)
- Steamy Cafe & Restaurant (Kabale)
- Kisiizi Hospital (Kabale)
- Highland Sports Bar (Kabale)
- Lake Bunyonyi Overland Resort (Kabale)
- Mutolere Hospital (Kisoro)
- GHC offices (Kisoro)

Calling us:

+256 786 224527

between 8.00AM - 6.00PM (Ugandan time)

Our Farmers

We work with over 700 local partnering coffee farmers who combine their traditional farming techniques with our roasting art. This is a well-kept secret in which the right timing and temperature give birth to amazing full-favoured coffee beans. Fresh coffee is hand-packed daily and delivered straight to Highlands Coffee shops. Together, we are building a strong, more sustainable future for our partnering farmers and their families… with passion, artistry and quality.

Farmer Hands

Our coffee is usually grown in mixed farms with food crops for home consumption like beans, maize and bananas that allows our farmers to mantain their local activity while obtaining an extra income from the coffee cultivation. It is mainly grown under shade trees that ensure sustainable coffee production.

Our farmers prune the coffee trees from December to February, just in time for the planting season which, in the Ugandan South-West, starts in March. In few months the harvesting period arrives, spreading between August and November and our coffee is ready to be delivered to our clients.

The taste of Uganda in a cup of coffee.

GHC Charity

The commitment of GHC Charity is to extend the traditional concept of company, so the economic benefits are balanced with the social repercussion that GHC can have in the lives of its workers, their families and the environment. Our main priorities at the moment are ensure health coverage for our farmers, guarantee access to education for their children and empower women in the rural areas that historically have been relegated to a second plane in Ugandan society. In addition, we understand that conservate the environment, home of the last silverback gorillas, is of critical importance and must be protected by driving sustainable agricultural activities.

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Water access and Health Coverage

GHC Charity is proud to take part in the High Blood Pressure, Diabetes and Maternal Health project in close collaboration with the Kisiizi Hospital which has recently extended its Strategic Plan until 2019. Our efforts are seconded jointly with neighboring communities of Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of Congo.
GHC Charity has collaborated with hospitals since its foundation in 2016 to help improve the quality of life for coffee communities in a sustainable way. So far we have contributed with 5 millions Ugandan Shillings (1400 $USD) to these efforts that have directly impacted the welfare of more than 1000 villagers through health services and the improvement of water sources.



Sports and Education

Despite the Ugandan Government efforts on developing the Universal Primary Education (UPE) scheme to combate Primary school absenteeism, the UNESCO estimates the Ugandan Primary Education drop out rate to be higher than 68%.
One of the main weak points of the UPE project is that it is not completely free and so most of the families in the rural Uganda have no means to cover the cost of scholar materials, uniforms and fees for all of their children.
GHC was born with the commitment to generate an economical activity in the rural villages in such a way that 100% of the benefits would remain in these communities, and this is our strategy to tackle the poverty of our farmers' families: giving them a job and a decent salary for it.
To complement the academic education we have promoted sport events both for kids and teenagers. Three days a week the kids, independently of their economic status or gender, have the opportunity to join the Rubuguri Athletics Club training sessions with local trainers. This club was born thanks to the support of the Club Atlético de Lugones, Colegio ÉCOLE and Sombrerería Albiñana .

Rural women microcredit fund

Most people who work in coffee gardens are women who are involved in every step of the coffee production chain, from pruning and harvesting to washing. The inequalities between men and women in Uganda are clearly evident in leadership positions, employment and property. GHC Charity has launched a program of small loans for women as a small step leading to their economic stability. Microcredits of 50 $USD are frequently delivered to women in necessity as a complement to their salaries. This allows them to postpone their marriage at a later age if desired and possess their own house.




Mountain Gorilla EcoTourism development

Kigezi is the home of the world’s last remaining mountain gorillas. They are facing extinction due to the pressure from front line communities located in the junction of the Democratic Republic of Congo, Rwanda and Uganda. These communities are in a dire need of food and water and so they look for resources in the forests, habitat of the Gorillas. Villagers main interests are herbs, charcoal, honey and wild meat. To help in solving this problem, GHC Charity is decided to play its role in empowering the communities by giving them jobs either in agricultural or touristic activities, domestic assistance and involve them in conservation efforts.




Contact us



Come to visit us at:

Bunagana Road - in front of Kisoro Municipal Offices - PopBox 120, Kisoro (Uganda)



Or send us a mail to:

gohighcoffee@gmail.com