Uganda: Mt Elgon A, Bugisu UGANMTELGON
Uganda: Mt Elgon A, Bugisu
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Retail Price: $7.60

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  • CategoryConventional
  • CountryUganda
  • Local RegionKapchorwa
  • ProcessWashed
  • VarietySL28, SL14, Nyasaland and Bugisu
  • Altitude (meters)1,650 - 2,200 masl
  • HarvestSeptember - February
  • Organic CertificationNo
  • Fair Trade CertifiedNo
  • Rainforest Alliance CertifiedNo
  • DecaffeinatedNo


Uganda and Kenya share two things––a border and some of the world’s finest coffee. Up until recently, Ugandan beans were overlooked in favor of Ethiopian and Kenyan, as coffee-growing in Uganda was still in its infancy. But in the past decade, the country has started to shine, and coffee bean importers have noticed.

This bean is grown on Mount Elgon’s farms––about 1,650-2,200 meters in altitude. They’re traditionally washed and patio-dried to produce a decadent, earthy flavor. Certified by the famed Rainforest Alliance, this bean is lauded for its sustainable actions in favor of both people and nature––preserving irreplaceable flora and fauna, providing robust strategies for human rights and livelihood programs, and protecting the overall climate.

Cupping Notes: Dark and nutty aroma that transfers into the cup with a deep, earthy mouthfeel and a light body. Rich flavor with dark chocolate and nutty notes.

Roast these green coffee beans darker than you would a Kenyan, but not quite Full City. The complexity will be there, but the sugars won't really develop until later in the roast.

Try before you stock up with a 3lb or 5lb sample!!

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