▸ BAKERS CHOCOLATE, BLACK CHERRY AND LOW ACIDITY.
▸ Medium ROAST
▸ WASHED PROCESS
▸ 1500-2500 MASL
Recommend Brewing: Chemex, French Press, Drip
Sweetness: Above Average
Organic Uganda Bugisu is sourced from family owned farms located in the Bugisu region on the slopes of Mt. Elgon in the Kapchorwa district. The Bugisu region is named after the Bugisu people who are indigenous to the area.
All proceeds will go to Manna Café Ministries
About Manna Café Ministries
In 2004, Kenny York was a missionary in Nashville, TN who utilized his love for cooking by overseeing a weekly meal for the homeless and poor. In 2007, he scrawled the plan for Manna Café Ministries in a notebook. In 2008, he took the first steps toward launching Manna Café by taking donated bread and sweets—and soon after, hot meals—into a local homeless camp, along with friend Vicki, who is now his wife.
Manna Café was chartered as a non-profit in February 2009; fifteen months later, the Yorks relocated to Clarksville, TN, after area leaders expressed the need for such an organization. Three days later, the Flood of 2010 hit, and Kenny launched full speed into disaster relief via food distribution. A few days later, Manna Café served its first mobile, outdoor hot meal to 35 guests.
Since then, Manna Café has grown exponentially. One meal per week has become eight, with peak attendance at 200+ people at a single meal. The Food Box Distribution Program (much like a large food pantry) grew from 200 food boxes in May 2010 to more than 25,000 boxes in 2014. In a single year, Manna Café distributes 2.5 million pounds of food to local families.
Food insecurity in Montgomery County involves more than 15% of the population (about 28,000 people). The percentage for children is 21.5%, a third of whom are not income-eligible for federal programs such as free school lunches. For this reason, our goal is to first meeting people’s basic need for food, and then guide them toward positive, permanent change.