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.