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Uganda Coffee: Why Kasese Should Celebrate The International Coffee Day 2023

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The World will celebrate International Coffee Day 2023 on 1st October celebrated with the 77 Member States of the ICO and dozens of coffee associations from around the world.

International Coffee Day (1 October) is an occasion that is used to promote and celebrate coffee as a beverage, with events now occurring in places around the world.

Uganda is the birthplace of Robusta Coffee, the Second largest producer in Africa and the country with the 3rd best coffee in the world. International Coffee Day therefore is a great occasion to showcase our Unique Robusta and Arabica coffees.

International Coffee Day is a celebration of the coffee sector’s diversity, quality and passion.
It is an opportunity for coffee lovers to share their love of the beverage and support the millions of farmers whose livelihoods depend on aromatic coffee crop.

Many countries around the world celebrate their national coffee days on various dates throughout the year and Uganda’s celebrations will be held on 5th October 2023 at Kasese, Kisinga in Bukonzo East Constituency.

85% of the farmers in Kasese are engaged in coffee production. 80% of these are engaged in Arabic coffee and 20 % are engaged in Robusta coffee production.

About 250,000 tons of coffee, which translate into 417,000 – 60kg bags are produced annually. In FY 17/18, coffee from Kasese contributed 9.2 % of the coffee exports.

Coffee tourism is one of the best tourism experiences one enjoys while visiting Destination Kasese along the beautiful hills at the Rwenzori Mountains.

Coffee is one of the best loved beverages around the globe and Kasese District contributes to this. For the vast majority of us, our day doesn’t start until we’ve sipped the warm, rich flavours and many will also see it as the perfect accompaniment to a catch-up with friends or family. It is no secret that coffee forms a huge part of our daily lives, so it’s only right that there’s an International Coffee Day to celebrate it!

The Writer is a graduate of Bachelor of Business Administration and his father derived school fees from Coffee grown in Bughalitsa, Kasese District.

Kameli Zepha Bwambale kamelizepha1990@gmail.com

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Kameli Zepha Bwambale
Kameli Zephaniah Bwambale (Uganda) is an African Business and Community Leader, Writer and Business Development Professional working to transform Africa through Business and Community Leadership. He is the National & Global Coordinator at Shirikisha Civic Organization of East Africa-SCOEA Secretary to the Board and Managing Director at Musingika Tourism Company Limited (Uganda's Youngest CEO of the Year 2022 and Top20 Tourism Writer of Year 2022) He has worked as a Business Trainer, Consultant and Business coach at Uganda Small Scale Industries Association (USSIA) and Rwenzori Albertine Regional Trade Association (RARTA) He is a graduate of the University of Georgia, USA), the Humanitarian Leadership Academy (UK) and Kabale University (Uganda) He is a Board Member at YOPSA Financial Services Ltd, Kasese Tourism Investor's Forum , Kalu Mart Health Centre and Green Girls and Women Conservation Program-Uganda He is an alumnus YALI Regional Leadership Center East Africa at Kenyatta University and participant United Nations Global Compact pursuing tourism, climate change, environmental conservation, Civic engagement, financial inclusion and social entrepreneurship agenda for transforming Africa.

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