Yorkshire coffee roaster ramps up support for Uganda coffee initiative

Rounton Coffee Roasters based in North Yorkshire have ramped up their support for Ugandan-based Agri Evolve and its ACE 2030 project.

Established in 2015, Agri Evolve was created to work with coffee farmers in Uganda’s Rwenzori Mountains. Their ACE 2030 project is a ten-year programme emphasising the integral link between agriculture, community and the environment, and aims to provide Rwenzori farmers with an increased income and better quality of life for themselves, their families, and their communities.

Having worked with Agri Evolve since 2018, Rounton Coffee Roasters recently visited its base in Uganda, with Head of Coffee, David Burton, completing the 20-hour-long trip to the Rwenzori Mountains to learn more about the initiative and to meet the staff and coffee farmers involved in the project. 

Speaking on the initiative, David said: “We directly support ACE 2030 by pledging to plant one tree for every kilo of Ugandan coffee we roast. Earlier this year we swapped out a component from our best-selling Granary Blend to include the Ugandan coffee beans, which along with our other Ugandan
offerings, equates to over 4000 new trees this year alone.

The initiative cements Rounton Coffee Roasters’ pledge to sustainably sourced coffee, working towards their ultimate goal to bring positive change to the planet.

David continues: “Trips to visit our partners are so important, they bring focus to why we must support causes like this, and we are proud to be working with Agri Evolve, the people behind our Ugandan coffee.”