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Uganda Organic Bugisu RFA


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raw green bean Green coffee is raw Roast prior to consumption

New Shipment arrives 3/23

Our organic Uganda coffee beans are sourced from family owned farms located in the Bugisu region on the slopes of Africa's oldest volcano, Mount Elgon, in Uganda. The Bugisu region is named after the Bugisu people who are indigenous to this area.

The Sipi Falls Coffee Project was established in 1999 to strengthen high quality coffee growing in the region and create a sustainable income for farmers. The cup is complex with underlying notes of chocolate and dark fruits and a hearty earthy finish. It has less acidity than most African specialty coffee. The body of the cup is fairly light, like most African coffees, but the flavor is surprisingly rich, with dark chocolates.

Roast this Ugandan coffee darker than you would a Kenyan, but not quite an arabica medium dark roast. The complexity will be there, but the sugars won't really develop until later in the roast.

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

Coffee Bean Matrix Attributes

  • CountryUganda
  • Organic CertificationYes
  • Fair Trade CertifiedNo
  • Rainforest Alliance CertifiedYes
  • ProcessWashed
  • DecaffeinatedNo
  • Altitude (meters)1,500-2,500
  • Brightness:4
  • Body:5
  • Aroma:6
  • Complexity:5
  • Balance:6
  • Sweetness:3
  • Spicy:-
  • Chocolaty:heavy bean
  • Nutty:heavy bean
  • Buttery:-
  • Fruity:-
  • Flowery:-
  • Winey:-
  • Earthy:medium bean
  • RegionSipi, Kapchorwa District
  • VarietyBourbon
  • DryingSun dried

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by on February 8, 2016

This coffee is amazing! I stopped it before it got to second crack. I definitely got the Brazil nut in the finish, but butterscotch was dominant in the cup. Nice snd sweet, with a buttery mouthfeel, as it danced on my tastebuds. One of my favorites!

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by on January 13, 2020

Complex cup of coffee roasted between medium and dark. agree with chocolate, earthy, and fruity undertones. Low acidity. By far my favorite coffee yet on my journey into roasting!

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by on January 8, 2020

Part of the sample pack and I used it to learn more about my Hottop K2+ . Roasted it to Full City+ Just to see where 2C would start. Dropped it at 12:17 @ 387f. The result was that it made for a great dark roast. Some chocolate notes and nutty flavor (Brazil nuts ?). Good body and low acidity. I will buy another pound and dry this at different roast levels. I may use it for blending as well. As always, CBC’s customer service was excellent.

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by on December 11, 2018

I've been roasting my own beans for a few years and I like this bean very much. Using my SR 500 roaster, set on medium heat, high fan speed & roasting for 7.5 minutes gives me what I'm looking for using a coarse grind, brewing for 7 - 8 minutes & then French pressing. Very flavorful!

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by on October 26, 2018

My wife’s favorite. Never really liked the flavor of Ethiopian or Kenyan beans, way too heavy on the fruit side, I’m old and stick to coffee that tastes like, well, coffee. The Ugandan beans from Sipi Falls/Mt Elgon are similar to Central American with a lot of body. Very nice up to and just into 2nd crack in a 1500w popcorn popper. They do seem to look darker, I use sight, sound and temp and these are good at just shy of 450°.

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by on February 27, 2020

Roasted this as a light roast, it was amazing!

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by on December 22, 2019

Roasted for 8 1/2 minutes in a SR500 on the medium setting, this Ugandan bean is somewhat atypical of other African coffee beans. None of the earthy or cardboard taste is prevalent as one might expect. Instead the Ugandan bean produced a rich, flavorful coffee infused with light chocolate and very subtle hints strawberry or huckleberry. The coffee is especially tasty as a pour over brew with a ratio of 18 grams of course ground to 12 ounces (354ml.) of water.

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by on September 2, 2019

I've tried several varieties of CBC's green beans, and Ugandan Bugisu is by far my favorite. Against conventional coffee roasting wisdom, I roast these beans very dark.

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by on January 2, 2019

This has been one of my favorite coffee beans since I first tried it in 2004. My "roaster" was a hot air popcorn popper, but I still had an incredible coffee! I may choose to try other beans, but the Ugandan Bugisu has consistently been my favorite. I even used to roast it in a cast iron dutch oven in oven, roasted it much longer than the coffee experts and connoisseurs recommend, and still I get the best coffee I have ever had the pleasure of drinking. I now roast with a Behmor drum style roaster for more consistent roasts. Don't be afraid to roast through 2nd crack! But be ready to cool the roast soon thereafter (I personally roast till the beans are dark and beginning to get oily before I cool the roast)! Absolutely a great coffee!

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by on January 1, 2019

I love the flavor! This coffee has a good balance.

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by on September 11, 2018

Perfect just prior to second crack. This is a great find!

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by on July 8, 2018

First crack roast produces an outstanding cup of coffee. Very good depth, good body and balance, no after taste or acidity. I find it hard to try another bean.

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by on June 20, 2006

This is the first batch of green coffee beans my wife and I chose to roast and I am impressed. Excellent flavor! Go for a darker roast like the description recommends (not quite Full City). You won't be disappointed!

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