How to Apply for Coffee Grading Certificate In Uganda

 Apply for Coffee Grading Certificate In Uganda By Online

  1. Coffee Grading Certificates is available at the Uganda Coffee Development Authority Head office.
    • It is unlawful to export coffee that is not graded and meets the specifications of export grades , as defined in the regulations prescribed by the Regulations or any other grade that are accepted by the Uganda Coffee Development Authority.
  2. A quality control officer or quality control person who grade any coffee should issue a certificate of grading in Form 5.
    • Coffee will be graded by an Quality controller from the Authority within the following categories
      • prior to the time of sale by the grower prior to the sale by the
      • After processing, or
      • Prior to the sale being made to the general public or
      • prior to export
  3. Complete your application on the form according to the procedure explained in the Uganda Coffee Development Authority.
  4. Anyone who wants to participate in the export of coffee must get a coffee Grading Certificate from the Uganda Coffee Development Authority under the following conditions:
    • Coffee must be handled, processed and stored in a suitable manner to ensure the quality of the coffee is preserved.
    • Hulling of coffee, whether dry or wet-processed can only be performed on correctly dried cherry (Kiboko 13-14 percent water content) or on parchment (13-14 percent water content).
  5. Once you have completed the form, complete the form and pay the fee.
  6. Complete the fully filled form along with the check to Coffee Quality Control officer in charge of the area where the coffee establishment is located.
  7. If Coffee Controller deem it fit then the applicant must collect a coffee grading certificates from the Uganda Coffee Development Authority where your application was received within one day from the time the application received by the Authority in the event that there is no rejection

Required Documents For Apply for Coffee Grading Certificate

  • Business-Registration/Registering-a-new-company
  • Profile of the company indicating Memorandum as well as Articles of Association,
  • Shareholders and management are set up
  • A copy of the letter of Uganda Registration Services Bureau
  • Completed application form

Office Locations and Contact

Uganda Coffee Development Authority Head Office
Physical Address Lot 35 Jinja Road, Coffee House
Address for Postal Delivery: P.O.Box 7267 Kampala, Uganda
Tel: +256 414 256940 / 312-260470
Web site: Uganda Coffee Development Authority


Any person or company that is who is interested in selling coffee or processing for export may be eligible for a coffee grading Certificate.


Fees for coffee grading certificates is determined by less than one percent of the quantity exported/consignment per month.


  • Validity: As per the time that is stated by the Certification.

Usually valid For 90 Days.

Documents to Utilize

Example Certificate

Processing Time

Maximum Processing Time: 1 Day


Anyone who violates the coffee grade-reglements is guilty of an offense.

Requirements Information

  • Name of the applicant
  • Address of the applicant
  • Information on the ownership of coffee
  • Date
  • Signed by Quality Controller
  • Information on graded coffee

The Document is required

The purpose of this permit is to provide exporters with advice on the best way to handle coffee and also to inspect or test the coffee.

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