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Around The World With Bora - Economy class!

We're delighted to announce the launch of our latest coffee subscription - Around The World With Bora - Economy Class! What does this mean? Well, it's simple really. Every month, we will source a delicious single origin coffee from a different part of the world, and deliver it directly to your door for just £9.95. We will deliver it for FREE! As many of you know, we've started in Colombia in May and our Medellin is proving to be incredibly popular. We're already planning our destination for June, and we would love to hear from you in regards to where you would like us to take you next! Drop a comment below or get in touch via social media to...

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We've planted 1500 coffee trees in Uganda!

You may have seen our blog post over the weekend, telling you all about our 'One 4 One' project. Since we opened our doors in 2017, we have planted 1500 coffee trees at our project sites in Uganda! This is something that we're very proud of, and we hope that by the end of this year, we will see our first harvest, which means sustainable income generated at our project sites in the village of Kihembe, Uganda. We're growing our coffee in Uganda organically and we've experienced some challenges as a result. The recent changes in climate has meant that much of the coffee has been burnt during unusually long dry seasons, and we've seen an increase in pests that...

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Know your source!

That's a line straight out of journalism school, but it's also incredibly important in the coffee industry too. With so many players and stakeholders in this global market, it's incredibly important that you know your source. What does this mean exactly? Well, it means different things to different people . We came across an incredibly disturbing article earlier this week, that reported that five people were arrested in Vietnam on suspicion of  "Violating food safety regulations after they were caught mixing coffee waste with a black, tar-like liquid made from manganese dioxide found in batteries." Vietnam is one of the largest coffee exporters in the world, and coffee from the central highlands region ends up mixed into many instant coffee...

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The Bora 'One 4 One' Project

It's with great delight that we have launched our 'One 4 One' coffee project. The premise is very simple: for every 250g bag of Bora Coffee that you buy, we donate the necessary funds to plant one coffee tree at one of our project sites in Kihembe, Uganda. The project is primarily a drive for sustainability. In order for our charitable projects to have a lasting impact in Uganda, we need to incorporate income generating strategies into their design and implementation. In Kihembe, conditions for growing coffee are good, and we have a highly skilled team in place in Uganda who are able to manae the growth of coffee at our three project sites in the village: Kishunju Nursery and...

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COVID-19 and the coffee sector in Uganda. What's happening?

Many people in Uganda are really feeling the pinch when it comes to COVID-19. Specifically, many coffee farmers are struggling economically and will do once life returns to some kind of 'normality.' When I mention coffee growers, I'm not referring to large coffee farms or co-operatives, I mean ordinary people that grow coffee on their land and sell it to support their families. In Kanungu district where I'm currently staying, many people in the lowlands grow Robusta, whereas those in the highlands focus on Arabica. Coffee is also grown in many other parts of Uganda and is widely exported to neighbouring Kenya for auction. Coffee in Uganda is regulared by the Ugandan Coffee Development Authority (UCDA), an organisation that has...

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