Mt. Elgon sits on the border of Uganda and Kenya. Ugandan coffees, and this region in particular, is well known for it’s delicate, bright, floral aromas that are deeply complex and flavorful. In order to preserve all of the unique flavors of this coffee, we’re roasting it on the lighter side. read more
From Uganda’s Kapchorwa district, on the eastern border of neighboring Kenya, comes this high grown lot of washed, 100% shade canopy, mixed varietal, arabica. This coffee is grown by a group of small farm holders within the region. These farmers share access to a wealth of growing and processing resources including four greenhouses, an arabica nursery for adolescent saplings, and a washing station with eco-pulping capabilities. Banana trees grow alongside the coffee, contributing to the 100% natural shade canopy. Almost a thousand individual farmers contribute to the overall lot. Each manages their own 1.0 hectare farm and is responsible for the production of about 1,000 arabica trees.
If you’re a fan of “dark roast” and “bold” coffees, come on by our shop and enjoy a sample of all of the unique citrus and cherries, hints of chocolate and smooth finish in this coffee. We think you might just be tempted to leave the dark side (see what I did there).
This Uganda coffee has a good body for an African coffee. Some smooth mouth feel and some very light milk chocolate notes that make it seem almost like a Central American coffee. But then there's that spice and a wonderful floral aroma when you first grind it that make it the Ugandan coffee we all love.
Elevation: 1750-2100 Meters
Variety: Mostly SL 14 trees brought to the region by missionaries, disease resistant, some SL34 and other varietals
Harvest Season: October-January
Cupping Notes: Smooth acidity, medium body - notably more body than past seasons. Raisin, chocolate with a bright, grape like finish.
Suggested Brewing: In a Chemex, 48g of coffee, 720g water in no more than 5 minutes brew time.