This was one of the first lots of Natural produced by Great Lakes in the Mt. Elgon area of Uganda. As the area has shifted towards more cherry sales in place of traditional home processed parchment sales, the opportunity to collect cherry for both Fully Washed and Natural processed coffees has become a bigger focus. The Great Lakes Coffee farmer groups contributing to this lot are made up of 467 farmers with an average of 1,600 trees per farm, making them relatively large farms compared to the average in the region. Freshly picked Cherries are collected across two districts, Kapchorwa and Bulambuli. They are then transported to Sironko town to a 2 acre Drying Station where the coffee cherries are floated, sorted and then dried for 18 days on average using raised African beds. The resulting quality provides a distinctly different profile from the more common Western Uganda Naturals, and ensures a Uganda Natural profile is available for all tastes.