Gitwe is a mountain range extending from the Heza treatment station, up to the main road leading to the northern province of Kayanza. Fig trees, growing on both sides of the hill, cast a soothing shade that protects from the hot East African sun.
On the other hand, the cultivation of onions, sweet potatoes, maize, bananas and peas affects the overall fertility and wealth of the local soil, which is also used by coffee plants. With the help of Anicet and Patrice, two coffee enthusiasts who devoted their lives to working on the coffee hills, the local population learns the best methods of growing coffee. Before their arrival, no one was aware of the damage they could do, for example, Antestiopsis worms (Latin). There was no one to explain the essence of soil fertilization, and also how and why the coffee plant shrubs were cut. With hard work and commitment, Anicet and Patrice, they renewed the interest of local farmers to grow coffee.
Currently, there are even innovative solutions for the irrigation system of plantations using water channels fed with rainwater.
ABOUT The Roaster
Our origins date back to 2009 when Kofeina Art Cafe was founded in Opole. HBCR is directly connected to the owners and employees of this unique place, which in 2016 received the Speciality Coffee Association award as the best Polish Specialty coffee house.
The 10 years of experience in Specialty Coffee industry gave start to the idea of founding Hard Beans Coffee Roasters – a coffee roasting plant specializing in the processing of high quality coffee.
In the future, we are planning to deliver not only coffee-related products but also coffee-based beverages. HBCR is made up of people with passion who share common love. Love for good coffee.