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Take your morning cuppa in Uganda
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With the start of summer holidays, Uganda is offering exclusive coffee tours for Middle Eastern coffee enthusiasts. And what’s more, the summer weather in the East African country is pleasant and inviting.

Coffee is one of Uganda’s leading export commodity, with Robusta grown on plantations near the capital city of Kampala and Arabica harvested near Sipi Falls on the edge of Mount Elgon National Park.

The tour will include an introduction on coffee farming, a visit to the processing plants and the source of the coffee beans, a tour of the farm where many activities will take place, and most importantly it will include tasting a lot of delicious coffee.

The tour will allow visitors to roast their own coffee under professional supervision, and it will educate them on how the coffee is prepared before being served in cafés. It will also educate them on the farming process and introduce them to certain cafés that serve the freshest local coffee.

Uganda’s coffee beans flow from the slopes of the Rwenzori and Elgon mountains and the west of the Nile. Visitors from around the world can come to experience tours in Uganda’s coffee fields and enjoy the unique taste of the fresh coffee.

Recently, Uganda Tourism Board and the World Wildlife Fund in partnership with Uganda’s Ministry of Tourism, Wildlife and Antiquities, and the Uganda Wildlife Authority constructed and handed over a coffee house aimed at supporting the local community living near at the Rwenzori Mountain National Park.

This was from the understanding that great places to visit must be great places for host communities to live in. On a visit here, travellers are taken from the bean to cup process.

In recent years, Uganda has grown to become one of the top exporters of quality coffee across Africa. Uganda’s coffee has already built a reputation amongst global coffee connoisseurs for being great tasting and well-balanced. With high-quality beans coming from some of the finest Robusta trees in the world and the top-grade Arabia Coffee, the country has become the go-to destination for all coffee-enthusiasts.

Because of the increasing demand for delicious Uganda coffee, many coffee houses in Kampala are using the fresh beans to brew some of the finest blends. The number of cafés in the capital is overgrowing and visitors can get a chance to try the local specialty coffee from different places.

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