Ugandan coffee is not your “typical African” mug of sweet fruity acidic tones. It is low acid, even mildly earthy and bold tasting in darker roasts. But that doesn’t mean it’s bad coffee!! It’s our #1 best selling coffee, both roasted and unroasted. It's one of my favorite origins to support, and here's why:
This Bugisu co-op is an organic certified coffee in Uganda with the most consistent quality control that I have found, and it's also Rainforest Alliance Certified besides! These beans are grown near a town called Sipi Falls, which is near Victoria Falls and several other waterfalls — one of the most beautiful places in the world. Almost all of Uganda is suitable to growing coffee, but the Ugandan people need our support to improve their processing mills, afford certifications, and attract larger buyers so that their industry can continue to grow and get better reputations in the industry. Supporting this co-op’s efforts is essentially supporting all of Ugandan’s specialty coffee industry, and every year this crop tastes better and gets bigger. It’s a mug of coffee you can really be happy about. It now has Organic, Utz, Shade Grown and Rain Forest Alliance Certifications!
Uganda beans make stellar cold brew. It's our favorite of all origins for a chocolate brownie tasting delicious cold brew.
It's good coffee too though. My first recommendation is to try a dark roast of 20 seconds into rolling second cracks, and you’ll have a mug of coffee that tastes like a triple picked premium Sumatra Mandheling with cocoa notes. If that’s not your thing, try a medium roast of 10 seconds into second cracks, and you have a rich mug of coffee with raisin cookie, figs, brown sugar, baker's cocoa. Really nice as a single origin coffee, and really nice as espresso also. Blend those two roasts together for a melange blend and you get a mug of coffee that appeals to both dark roast fans and lighter roast fans. Take it really light, and it's not grassy like you would expect-- it's a little bit boring, but you can use it as filler or you can flavor it.
The cheap price would make you expect low quality, but Uganda really is one of my favorites because of how versatile it is, how easy it is to roast, and how it seems like it always pleases a crowd of coffee drinkers.
April 2020 arrival.