Join Blue Turaco

We invite you to join our mission to creating a new model where coffee truly pays for its growing communities.

The 1st smallholder farmer-owned coffee brand. And the first to bring Specialty Ugandan Robusta to the UK.

The story

I picked coffee as a young boy to pay for my food and school fees so I‘ve seen first-hand how coffee can impact the lives of its growing communities. I founded Blue Turaco Coffee to create a model where coffee truly pays for coffee farming communities.

Now fundraising - SEIS eligible - this is an opportunity for you to be involved at the early stages of something that will truly change the coffee industry.

We can get there faster together.


Robusta revolution

Demand for specialty coffee is at its greatest and yet, the coffee market has focused on one species only - Arabica.

Robusta is 40% of the world’s coffee but has been overlooked until now. Grown to scale at low quality and hidden in coffee blends for strength and body, it has never been cultivated to the high standards of specialty coffee. It’s time!

Our coffee

Champions small holder farmers

Uganda is the #1 producer of Robusta in Africa. These farmers have been overlooked – until now.

Climate resilient

Robusta is faster growing, takes up less land and is resilient to climate conditions.

Strong and smooth

Robusta naturally contains 2x the caffeine of Arabica and is remarkably smooth with a distinct flavour profile.

Successful retail launch

Blue Turaco Coffee has fantastic backing from retailers and is already listed in 2 nationwide supermarkets; Waitrose and Co-op, with 2 additional national retailers secured for year 1.

We’re truly honoured to be the first supermarket to offer Blue Turaco Coffee. We’ve been drawn to Wyciffe’s story, entrepreneurial spirit, passion and ability to bring this fantastic coffee to the UK

Polly Astbury, Waitrose Buyer

Endorsement from coffee

Blue Turaco Coffee is roasted in the UK by the award-winning team Colonna & Small and has gained the support of the specialty coffee community.

Blue Turaco is some of the best Robusta I have ever tasted. Focusing on improving the quality of premium Robusta creates sustainable livelihoods in a wider variety of geography

Max Colonna-Dashwood, Founder Colonna Coffee & Barista Champion

In the press