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Uganda Mt Elgon Grade A


Starting at $6.25 / lb
As low as $4.75 / lb

This African coffee ranks right up there with the finest Kenyans. There are two kinds of African coffee in most people's cafeworld: Ethiopian and Kenyan. And while these countries produce some of the world's best known and loved coffees, venturing to other borders can produce wonderful results. This Uganda is just such a find!

Its aroma is darker than an Ethiopian with a touch of Brazil nut that you can taste in the cup, but sweet and mild, and boasting a deep, earthy, woody mouthfeel. The body of the cup is fairly light, like most African coffees, but the flavor is surprisingly rich, with dark chocolate and delicious Brazil nut flavor dominating.

Roast it 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.

DP = Dry Processed

Try before you stock up with a 1/2 pound sample!

Coffee Bean Matrix Attributes

  • CountryUganda
  • Organic CertificationNo
  • Fair Trade CertifiedNo
  • Rainforest Alliance CertifiedNo
  • ProcessWashed
  • DecaffeinatedNo
  • Altitude (meters)1,650-2,200
  • Brightness:4
  • Body:5
  • Aroma:6
  • Complexity:5
  • Balance:6
  • Sweetness:5
  • Spicy:-
  • Chocolaty:heavy bean
  • Nutty:heavy bean
  • Buttery:-
  • Fruity:-
  • Flowery:-
  • Winey:-
  • Earthy:heavy bean
  • RegionKapchorwa

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by on December 24, 2008

This was the first Uganda that I have tried. Upon first tasting it after the first roast, I thought that this is really nice. Then, after about 3 more roasts, I reordered more because it was consistently great. I'd give it a 4.5 on a 5 point scale and would recommend it. It has good body and a rounded, nice taste. Phil

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by on December 20, 2018

Excellent. Roasted a bit past the completion of first crack. I'm fairly primitive, just a cast iron skillet on the patio, but this is a delightful coffee. No bitterness, very smooth. Bit of chocolate notes.

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by on April 28, 2019

So far this has surpassed Kenyan and Ethiopian for my taste. It checks all the boxes for bold, earthy, chocolatey yet remains smooth. Immediately reordered 5 lbs since my family also liked it so much

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by on February 2, 2019

It was good. I'm new to coffee roasting. I prefer Ethiopian, but definitely liked the Mt Elgon.

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by on December 11, 2018

This is now our favorite variety. Nice and strong, not the least bit bitter.

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by on December 9, 2018

This one's a beauty. Wonderfully similar to a good Kenya although lacking the winey flavors I like in a Kenya. But, the matrix did not list that so I wasn't expecting it. Really nice mouthfeel and increasing complexity as the cup cools...wonderful.

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by on September 30, 2018

My mom and I used to buy Uganda green coffee beans in lass Vegas and was by far best coffee ever, I miss it so much and wish I still had it. She would roast the beans in a cast iron skillet each morning and it was the best.

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by on March 23, 2019

I was excited to get this Ugandan coffee. It arrived when expected...and am excited to try it, but didn't realize the beans were not yet roasted. Am trying to find a local roaster who will roast a small batch for me since I have asthma am not able to try any of the oven roasting methods in my home.

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