Ugandan Roast 2020
Ugandan Rwenzori-kisinga 2020 crop
This is a balanced cup with a medium body, jammy acidity, and crisp notes of grape and berry.
This roast in only available in light roast to maintain the premium flavor profile of the coffee.
ABOUT THE COFFEE
Our Rwenzori Natural was produced at Kisinga Washing Station, which started operations in 2016. This lot was hand-picked by the Bukonzo Farmers Group in the Kasese District. Later the coffee was dried on raised African beds in polytunnels.
ABOUT THE BUKONZO FARMERS
The Bukonzo Farmers Group is comprised of people who are members of the Bakonzo tribe. Farms tend to be small, averaging only about 2 hectares. The work on these farms is generally done by hand. Farmers work together to process and market their coffee, an approach known as “share farming”. Working as a united group has helped to improve processing and increase quality control.
The Rwenzori Mountain Range (famously known as the Mountains of the Moon) stretch 120km along Western Uganda bordering the Democratic Republic of Congo. The snow-capped mountain peaks and glaciers produce numerous rivers. The high altitude, fertile soils, accompanied by an abundance of rainfall provide perfect conditions for growing Arabica. Here, coffee is grown under the shade of banana trees. Farmers also produce cassava, maize, beans, and groundnuts for local consumption and additional income.
Grape, Herb-Like, Raspberry, Winey
Kisinga Washing Station
Kyagalanyi Coffee, Kisinga Washing Station, Bukonzo Farmers Group
2,100 meters ASL
WHO SHOULD DRINK THIS COFFEE?
We recommend that this roast be reserved for those who are interested in the fruitier flavors in the coffees. This coffee will have a more wine-like taste to it with a heavier full body. Our preferred brewing method for this coffee is pour-over. If you’re a true coffee connoisseur and you’re into grinding your own coffee then this coffee is for you. Remember when doing a pour-over your grind should be slightly finer than medium, but not so fine that the water has trouble making it through the grinds.