Established in 2013, the Fairtrade certified cooperative located in Binyangabu District, Kabonero Sub County is made up of 757 coffee farmers (of which 18 are persons with disabilities, 252 are women and 236 are young adults).
The coffee is carefully handpicked and processed at an altitude of up to 1990m, bringing out hints of caramel, chocolate, berry and forest fruit flavours. As a high-altitude, naturally grown, sun-dried and washed, specialty Arabica coffee, the farmers bulk their coffee for higher prices.
Kabonero Mountainous Coffee is currently being coached by the Trade for Development Centre in marketing, finance, and business management.
Coaching impact :
Kabonero is a small team that has been working on strengthening their internal systems to more efficiently manage all activities they need to implement. Some areas of focus which the team have been working on is developing a bankable business plan and effective record keeping and financial management to focus on sustainability and self-generated funds in order to expand the team. We have also worked on developing an organizational logic model which they will be able to pull from when applying for project proposals and funding opportunities in the future as this will help them to further develop the organization.