Uganda: Robusta Coffee to Be Marketed Online
Uganda Coffee Producers and traders can now market their fine coffee online using a Q system web portal developed by the Coffee Quality Institute, Uganda Coffee Development Authority has said.
David Kiwanuka, the UCDA Manager in charge of Coffee Quality said the initiative to market the country's Robusta Coffee is a result of a two year research that sought to develop grades to promote the good quality.
"The dynamic, engaging and customizable portal allows users to showcase their coffee samples and connect with potential buyers from around the world. The samples are evaluated by professionally accredited cuppers in the country of origin against international specialty coffee standards before display on the web portal," said Mr Kiwanuka.
Speaking during a workshop in Kampala recently, Kiwanuka said coffee that meets the standards for green, roasted and cup quality will be certified and licensed to feature on the web facility.
Coffee Quality Institute in collaboration with UCDA and USAID's livelihoods and Enterprises for Agricultural Development project organised a cupping and certification training for 16 stakeholders to guarantee the Robusta coffee quality and standards.