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Uganda Organic Bugisu - RFA


Starting at $6.25 / lb
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This African coffee ranks right up there with the finest Kenyans. There are two kinds of African coffee in most people's cafe world: 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.

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:5
  • Spicy:-
  • Chocolaty:heavy bean
  • Nutty:heavy bean
  • Buttery:-
  • Fruity:-
  • Flowery:-
  • Winey:-
  • Earthy:heavy bean
  • RegionSipi, Kapchorwa District
  • VarietyBourbon, SL14, SL28, and Blue Mountain
  • DryingSun dried

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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 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 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 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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