Kabaka Mutebi urges his subjects to revive cash crop growing

By Daudi Zirimala

The Kabaka of Buganda Ronald Muwenda Mutebi has highlighted the need to revive cooperatives in order address the problem of poverty and unemployment among his people.

Speaking during his 26th coronation at Nkumba,Kabaka Mutebi said that once cooperatives are revived people would be able to address their own challenges rather depending on handouts from political leaders.

He also implored his subjects to embrace coffee growing and cotton saying it is through these cash crops that people in Buganda managed to increase their house hold incomes and improve their livelihood.

Agriculture minister threatens to close factories producing substandard coffee

By Wasswa Deo
State Minister for Agriculture, Kibazanga Christopher has said that the government will continue to close coffee factories producing substandard coffee products.
The minister further stated that the government will go a head to arrest the owners of the substandard coffee factories.
Kibazanga made the remarks during the launch of preparations for coming  16th African Fine Coffee conference and exhibition to be hosted in Uganda.
The conference slated for February 2018 at Kampala Serena Hotel will bring together over 2000 delegates in coffee industry across the world.
The conference will be organised under the theme, ” sustainable coffee industry for social economic transformation seeks to address challenges affecting coffee industry at global.”
The conference will also provide Uganda with an opportunity to tell it’s coffee story,  meet potential New buyers, discuss the latest trends and research in coffee industry, and also coming up with collective efforts among local coffee farmers in implementing President Museveni directive of increasing coffee production from the current 4million bags to 20 million bags by 2020.

Local consumption of coffee has increased- Henry

By Alive Lubwama

As Uganda joins the rest of the world to commemorate the international coffee day on 1st October tomorrow Saturday, Uganda coffee development says the consumption of coffee locally has risen.

The executive director of the authority Henry Ngabirano commends the private sector for promoting domestic consumption of Uganda soluble coffee, roasted beans and ground coffee.

The executive director of the authority Henry Ngabirano tells the media that on top of making coffee available at all most every shopping mall and supermarkets, the number of cafes has grown from 46
in the financial year 2013/14 to 94 in 2015/16. He adds that these cafes have created over 586 barista job opportunities for the youth.

Ngabirano also reveals that the number of bags of coffee consumed locally has risen up to 236,400 in 2015/2016 from 229,200 in financial year 2014/15.

He pledges UCDA’s commitment to provide an enabling environment for the coffee producers.

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Going for a coffee date? Here are some cool terms to help you order like a pro

Kampala has been a little chilly of late. The most common dates we can have now are coffee dates.  Here are some of the basic terms you should learn to help you order coffee like a pro.

10 Coffee Words to Know

1. Espresso – Let’s start with the basics. Most people know what an espresso is, but in case you needed a reminder, espresso is a coffee drink made by forcing hot, pressurized water through finely ground coffee beans. This creates a very concentrated drink, often with a layer of caramel-colored foam on top — the creme.

Espresso, however, is not a type of coffee bean or roast; while espresso is commonly made with darker roasts, it can be made with any type of coffee beans.

2. Americano – On the list of simple coffee drinks is the Americano, made by pouring a shot of espresso into a coffee cup and then adding hot water. Americanos can be made with one, two, or even three shots if you’re feeling feisty. The name is said to back to WWII, when Americans ordered coffee in Italian cafes. Because they wanted coffee that was similar to what they drank back home — not the typical Italian espresso — they would have the baristas add hot water to dilute it.

3. Doppio – You could order a “double shot of espresso” but why not just go with the Italian name instead?

4. Ristretto – An espresso ristretto — literally “restricted espresso” — is essentially a “short” shot, even more concentrated than a normal espresso. Many coffee aficionados believe that this to be perfect espresso.

5. Latte – A latte is made by pouring milk into the espresso. First the espresso is poured into the coffee cup, and then warm milk is added until the cup is full.

6. Macchiato – If you are looking for a coffee drink with much less milk, you can opt for the macchiato. This is an espresso with a little bit of steamed milk — in Italian, “macchiato” means “marked,” so it’s an espresso marked with milk. This is good if you want the intensity of the espresso flavor, but cut just a little bit with the soft feel of milk.

7. Cappuccino – A cappuccino is in between a macchiato and a latte. It is made by pouring espresso into the coffee cup, which is then filled with steamed milk and foam. If you order a “dry” cappuccino, you will get one with more foam. The same goes for a “wet” cappuccino, which will have more milk.


8. Pour Over – Pour over is exactly what it sounds like: the coffee is made by pouring hot water over grounds. There are several methods for making pour over coffee — like a Chemex or the Hario V60 ceramic coffee dripper which you may have seen at some coffee shops — but the concept is the same. The grounds are placed in a filter in a pour over cone, and hot water is slowly poured over them. It is a simple and clean way that brings out the coffee’s flavor in a very distinct way. It’s also a fun one to experiment with at home.

9. Single Origin – A single origin coffee is a coffee that comes from a single place. But this phrase can be used broadly, with some brands using it to define coffee that comes from a single farm, and other defining coffee that comes from a group of farms in the same area. Some roasters focus on a single section of a single farm. Want to know more about where your coffee came from? That’s what your barista is there for. Just ask!

10. Blend – At specialty coffee shops, especially places that roast their own coffee, you may have a choice of what type of coffee you would like to drink. A blend is exactly what it sounds like: a mixture of two or more coffee varieties. Roasters will make these blends depending on how the beans will be made. A blend intended for espresso may be darker than a blend intended for a pour over, for example.





could it be a cup of coffee a day keeps the doctor away?

Drinking three to five cups of coffee a day might help you live longer, according to new research.

Moderate coffee consumption reduces the risk of dying prematurely from heart disease, neurological conditions such as Parkinson’s disease, and Type 2 diabetes, scientists found.

It also seems to lower the risk of suicide – but no association was seen with rates of cancer death.

Whether or not the coffee drunk contained caffeine made no difference. The benefits are thought to be linked to other plant compounds in coffee besides the stimulant.

Source: Telegraph