Fresh Coffee Beans Growing in Uganda
Coffee is Uganda’s number 1 export and more than 20% of all its population earn their cash income due to the industry. Robusta first started growing here in 1860 in the lush, grasslands around Lake Victoria. Sharing the lake with Tanzania and Kenya, other major coffee exporters, it is evident that this area of east Africa harbours perfect conditions for growing coffee. The Arabica species was only introduced from Malawi in the beginning of the 20th century.
Fruity, Floral Coffee best with V60
The Kapchowra AA crop is grown around the foothills of Mount Elgon, an extinct volcano on the border of Uganda and Kenya. Mount Elgon was once the tallest mountain on Africa and is home to the famous Bagisu coffee farmers who hand pick the coffee carefully, removing any defected or unripe cherries. This coffee is grown in the shade along with banana which provided a staple food source for the community. Growing at 1300-2300 metres above sea level, the coffee has a fruity, floral note with hints of pear and a red wine lingering taste. Adams + Russell roast the beans medium, and we think its great as a V60 coffee, this balances out the acidity and provides clear brew. Perfect!