Uganda Organic Cheema Kapchorwa
This coffee comes the the area of Cheema village Kapchorwa District of Eastern Uganda. The area is very close to Mt. Elgon National Park on the Kenyan border, and near the scenic Sipi Falls. The small family farms are at a wide range of altitudes from 1200 to 1900 meters. Farmers deliver their fresh cherry to a centralized wet mill that is equipped with an eco-friendly dryer that uses dry husks to generate heat and ensure an optimal drying process. The local Farmers Training Center provides training to local farmers on coffee handling best practices. The varieties of coffee planted are Riuriu 11, SL14, SL28, all types from the Kenya coffee research program. The cup has a unique character for an East African coffee, different than Kenyas or Tanzanias, etc. It has low acidity, a big body, and chocolate for miles.
The ground coffee is bittersweet, with cane sugar, and restrained fruit smells. Adding hot water you're greeted with a dark honey scent, fruit tea and toasted sugar on the break. The cup expresses that unique Uganda character well, especially in the big, thick body. The weighty mouthfeel is well suited to the lower brightness, giving a very syrupy impression on the palate. The sweetness is akin to minimally processed sugar, Muscovado type, and the dark roast pairs dark cocoa with an almost rum-like sweetness in the sugars. This is an African coffee that might appeal most to those who like Indonesian and Brazilian coffees, a bit rustic, low acidity, and huge body.
A unique flavor profile with big, thick body, lower acidity than most African coffees, rustic sweetness and fruited notes.
This coffee is very light, almost refreshing (especially...
This coffee is very light, almost refreshing (especially with it's aftertaste). There is a lingering sweetness/freshness across the tip of your tongue and the front of your mouth, and almost an herby bloom in the middle of your mouth. Really a fun a coffee.
This is an example of how a subtle bean can make your...
This is an example of how a subtle bean can make your tastebuds happy. This is not your Morning wake-up coffee. This is one to enjoy with biscotti in the afternoon. Superior roasting brought out all the flavors.
We're surprised this particular bean is getting. It has an...
We're surprised this particular bean is getting. It has an atypical flavor profile for an African bean. We roast it more in the style of a Central American bean (read: harder). Glad you enjoyed it!