Uganda Mt. Elgon
REGION: Mt. Elgon
ALTITUDE: 1,650 – 2,200
VARIETIES: SL 28, Nyasaland and Bugisu
PROCESSING: Wet processing and patio dried
Q-GRADE: 84 Points
CUP: Medium Acidity / Medium to Full Body
CERTIFICATIONS: Rain Forest Alliance
FLAVOR: Winey characteristics, rich brown sugar aromas, and notes of citrus
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COFFEE IN UGANDA
Uganda has had an interesting coffee history that has until recently, prioritized the growing of Robusta varieties over Arabica. Now, as infrastructure and production knowledge improve, specialty coffees from the Mt. Elgon region are building a great reputation amongst importers.
Mt. Elgon is an extinct volcano whose soils and weather systems create excellent conditions for the coffee farms that surround it. Like many of its African counterparts, much of the Arabica coffee grown in these nearby farms, are grown in “gardens” with bananas providing shaded canopies.
This coffee has an excellent delivery with exotic flavors while being clean and well balanced. It has a lingering floral and fruity aftertaste, but the standout characteristics are the brown sugar aromas and the citrus, plum, and cherry flavor notes.