DescriptionTypica, SL14 and 28 Varietals - Naturally Processed – Dark Roast
Grown in Uganda's "Mountains of the Moon," the Rwenzori range, the cherries for this coffee are handpicked at their ripest, and then dried with the whole fruit still intact. This allows for fermentation and the development of sweet flavors that are absorbed into the bean. Taking this coffee to a dark roast caramelizes the sugars to bring out a rich chocolaty flavor that’s accented by notes of chai tea and a slight nutty aroma.
Uganda has been making huge strides forward with their coffee growing and processing, and many view it as the next powerhouse of great coffees. For years, Arabica coffee in Uganda was referred to as Drugar (Dried Ugandan Arabica) Coffee, where the practice was to dry it at home to lighten the load for when it had to be carried miles to the nearest market. Now, processing stations have been added and teams are put together to go to remote areas to pick up fresh coffee so that processing can be standardized and quality improved.