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Uganda Organic Bugisu Sipi Falls

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Uganda Organic - Bugisu UgandOrg
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A coffee bean like no other rests on the plentiful slopes of Africa’s oldest volcano, Mount Elgon––the Ugandan Organic Bugisu. Family farms source this bean, and it’s name after the people native to the area: the Bugisu. The Sipi Falls Coffee Project has been regulating this bean and providing support since 1999 and has evolved to protect over 2,000 hectares of production. Agronomic practices have constantly improved over the years in order to yield more coffee at its best quality through intercropping, which allows the beans to have the vital nutrients they need.

Cupping Notes: Light body and mild acidity with underlying notes of chocolate and dark fruits with an earthy finish. .

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Coffee Bean Matrix Attributes

  • CategoryOrganic
  • CountryUganda
  • Local RegionKapchorwa District
  • ProcessWashed
  • VarietyBourbon
  • Altitude (meters)1,300 - 2,000 masl
  • HarvestOctober - February
  • Organic CertificationYes
  • Fair Trade CertifiedNo
  • Rainforest Alliance CertifiedYes
  • DecaffeinatedNo
  • Brightness:4
  • Body:3
  • Aroma:6
  • Complexity:5
  • Balance:6
  • Sweetness:3
  • Chocolaty:heavy bean
  • Nutty:medium bean
  • Fruity:heavy bean
  • Earthy:heavy bean

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by on September 20, 2022

I wrote a review on my enjoying this coffee in March 2022. It was my first experience with Ugandan Bugisu. I continue to love the coffee and just received another 20 lbs. that I ordered from Coffee Bean Corral. Their packaging, shipping times, shipping costs, and responsiveness are all top-rate. Definitely have become my go-to place for green coffee beans

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by on April 17, 2022

Roasted to a medium roast (14.3% shrinkage). The beans are dense and takes some effort to move beans in an air roaster. Makes a very nice espresso or cappuccino. The chocolate and earthy notes pairs well with steamed milk. My preferred Ugandan coffee from CBC is Uganda Mt Elgon.

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by on March 28, 2022

Great coffee I roast medium and gives a wonderful chocolate flavor. I have been buying coffee for a couple of years now and I am always satisfied with the quality and speed of delivery.

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by on March 23, 2022

I like Ugandan coffees generally. The quality of these beans is the best I have seen in terms of uniformity, color and size and post-roast. I like mixing a light roast with a much darker roast of the same coffee to get the complexity of the bean. One of my son's favorites.

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by on January 9, 2022

Roasted to Full City, but just didn't do a thing for me. Kind of so-so, not bad, but not great.

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by on December 26, 2021

When I placed it in the cast iron, I noticed debris among the beans. They weren’t an uniform roasting beans, I roasted it over fire like I’ve roasted most single origin beans. To my palate it tasted like tobacco. I wish I had gotten only a 1/2 lb on this one!

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by on November 2, 2021

Slightly above average, overall.

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by on October 23, 2021

Don't need to get Mikey to try this, it;s good. farberware superfast.

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by on October 19, 2021

We have been to Uganda twice and both times brought home local coffee. We now can enjoy this freshly roasted at home! An interesting story came out of telling our "Ugandan" son what kind of coffee we get. Much to our surprise, his mother grows this same coffee in the Bugisu area! Perhaps some of this coffee is from her harvest!

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by on September 18, 2021

This was easily my favorite from the African samples pack. Roasted til 1 minute passed 1st crack, and it came out so smooth and delicious. Barely any chaff, beans were well-balanced and consistent in shape and roast. The taste notes we received were sweet and smokey: molasses, chocolate, and vanilla. Very, very good!

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by on July 28, 2021

Addition to my previous review: This bean required longer time and higher temperature to reach 1st and 2nd crack in my SR-540 than all the other beans I've tried (Eth., Brazil, Colom., Sumatra, Ecuador). So, don't think you've made a mistake.

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by on July 28, 2021

Great results whether you roast to middle of 1st crack or into 2nd crack. 1st crack emphasizes the fruitiness, while 2nd gets into a dark chocolate flavor. Both of these are smooth finishing to my taste. What a wonderful discovery. I hope it remains available for years to come.

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by on July 14, 2021

Low acid, but with a rich, full flavor!

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by on May 10, 2021

This is an excellent bean! I roasted this to Full City plus and it turned out delicious. Earthy, almost chocolatey with an smooth mouthfeel. I was gifted a sample bag of this, but it will definitely be on my buy again list. I read other reviews that said this bean likes being roasted darker and they did not lie. It definitely does, but tastes like you are drinking a medium roast. Very good bean and definitely worth trying it in a sample pack.

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by on April 15, 2021

I roasted this coffee at 420 thought I mad a mistake Wrong can't get enough of it will order more soon

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by on January 21, 2021

Joan Schafer This is a lovely coffee. I found that it has a robust full-flavor of a dark roast AND was lighter - it's hard to describe other than definitely not weak or watered down tasting. I roasted to 422*F and what devolped is a very lovely full-flavored earthy cup.

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by on November 19, 2020

I'll be honest, I don't want to cause this Bugisu RFA to "sell out". It's my favorite, so this rave may create a "run on the market". I'm new to coffee roasting and have sampled (experimented) about 15 varieties since the pandemic started. When I reached the Unanda Bugisu I said "Stop sampling, this is it". No matter how I vary the roast profile the brew is, IMHO, superior to any other variety I have tried. There, I've done it. I'm not a hoarder, just save some for me!

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by on November 19, 2020

I'll be honest, I don't want to cause this Bugisu RFA to "sell out". It's my favorite, so this rave may create a "run on the market". I'm new to coffee roasting and have sampled (experimented) about 15 varieties since the pandemic started. When I reached the Unanda Bugisu I said "Stop sampling, this is it". No matter how I vary the roast profile the brew is, IMHO, superior to any other variety I have tried. There, I've done it. I'm not a hoarder, just save some for me!

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by on November 19, 2020

I'll be honest, I don't want to cause this Bugisu RFA to "sell out". It's my favorite, so this rave may create a "run on the market". I'm new to coffee roasting and have sampled (experimented) about 15 varieties since the pandemic started. When I reached the Unanda Bugisu I said "Stop sampling, this is it". No matter how I vary the roast profile the brew is, IMHO, superior to any other variety I have tried. There, I've done it. I'm not a hoarder, just save some for me!

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by on November 16, 2020

I've had Ugandan beans several years back and really enjoyed them which is why I got the 10 pound bag. I don't know all the terms to describe coffee so I will just say this bean is one of the best I have used since I started roasting a bout six years ago. I do know what I like. You won't go wrong with this bean in a darker roast. Over my roasting years I have pretty much settled on roasting medium dark to dark roasts and high altitude beans. My first roast of these was definitely dark. Mostly because the first and second cracks were not very pronounced, so pay attention when roasting this bean. My second roast was a nice medium dark. Both made an exception cold brew concentrated elixir which I add hot water to for my morning cup. This and the Bolivian bean are my top two beans right now.

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by on November 3, 2020

Complex baking spices and chocolate. Low-Med acidity, rustic sweetness. Moderately thick mouthfeel (like milk). The character changed dramatically as the roasted coffee rested: Day 3: dark chocolate, walnuts Day 5: much more complex; pipe tobacco, almond extract, cedar, dark chocolate, mystery spice (nutmeg? allspice?) Roasted just to the start of second crack in a Gene Cafe, then air cooled on an aluminum baking sheet. Prepared with an Aeropress on medium ground.

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by on October 16, 2020

We love this coffee! Having visited Uganda twice, we always brought back coffee for ourselves and friends. Now we can still enjoy the experience thanks to the Coffee Bean Corral!

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by on February 27, 2020

Roasted this as a light roast, it was amazing!

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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 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 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 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 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 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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