Roasted to bring out the best fruit-forward sweetness and juicy acidity, this coffee works great for filter, and with a little work it can make a great espresso.
Cup Profile: A tropical, summer-filled coffee. Funky flavours of cooked pineapple, rum and cola dominate the cup. Heavy syrupy body, medium acidity and a high sweetness.
Dose 18 grams
Yield 40 ml
Time 26 - 29 secs
Dose 15 grams
Water 260 ml
Time 2:30 - 3:00
Once again, we have worked with James of Omwani Coffee Co. He sources some of the best East African coffees to the UK and aims to build long term relationships with producers, aiding them with market information, improved prices for better quality, and advice on how they can improve their primary processing techniques to improve the coffees cup score.
This is the second time we have bought this coffee, and for those who remember the '19-'20 harvest, you have every reason to be as excited as last time.
The Rwenzoris are famously known as the ‘Mountains of the Moon’ and they stretch for 230km along the Western Uganda border with the Democratic Republic of Congo.
The producers harvest their coffees by hand, carefully selecting the ripest cherries. These are then pre-sorted before being placed in a tank of water; those that float are removed, leaving only the best cherries to continue in the process. The cherries are then sun-dried on raised tables inside purpose built poly-tunnels.
Producers carefully turn the cherries throughout the day, ensuring uniform drying. Once dried to the required moisture content, the coffee is sorted and processed via the wet mill in Kisinga Town.
After processing, the coffee beans then undergo a final check to remove any black beans or defects. The coffee is then bagged and transported to a dry mill in Numanve on the outskirts of Kampala, here it is prepared for export through Mombasa.
Many producers choose to sell the fresh cherries after they have been sorted and floated, often with the assistance of the field team based out of Kisinga. This enables them to access quick payment for coffee and takes away the risk of processing coffee at their farm, many of whom are not well equipped to dry coffee. The cherries are delivered to the wet mill in Kisinga Town where a team of trained workers are able to carry out the whole process to a high standard.
Inventory Last Updated: Sep 28, 2021
Collect Your Order: Please collect direct from the Roastery. Drop us an email or phone 01256 389 996.
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