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The Story of Mountain Gorilla Coffee.

Deep in the Afromontane forests of Uganda in East Africa, 9,000 feet above sea level, the volcanic rocks and soil make this one of the most fertile spots on Earth, where Arabica coffee trees grown at the highest altitude produce remarkably rich coffees.

Above the volcanic slopes lives the world’s most endangered ape, the Mountain Gorilla. These gentle creatures have never survived captivity to date, and have been the victims of massive poaching. Today’s population of Mountain Gorillas is estimated to be only 706 individuals.

We at the Urth Caffé had the great privilege to make an expedition to Uganda to visit the Mountain Gorillas and to meet with local farmers who live in their midst. We have made a long-term commitment to these dedicated farmers, investing in tools, livestock, and coffee processing equipment to help our friends become one of the world’s finest coffee estates. By growing organic coffee using sustainable agriculture, these small farming communities can be supported while protecting the habitat for the Mountain Gorillas.

Urth Caffé Mountain Gorilla Coffee is one of the richest, most aromatic coffees of the world with a dark, fruity flavor, and thick, heavy body.



 

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