Single Origin Ugandan Bugusi Coffee Beans
Uganda is famous for being one of the friendliest countries to visit in Africa, and they also grow some great coffee, but you need to be careful as the bulk of Ugandan coffees is commodity grade, cheap and "filler" quality used in lower grade supermarket coffees.
Here you can buy single origin Ugandan coffee beans, known as the Ugandan Bugusi AA.
We roast these to a medium level and you can buy whole coffee beans or have them ground by us if you prefer by selecting the desired grind type before you add the product to your shopping cart.
Our grinding is performed by using freshly roasted coffee beans with commercial and industrial calibrated grinders to suit your brew method, bags are then sealed immediately - all grinding is done just minutes before your coffee is placed into cartons and then sent the same day from our warehouse - we do not hold or store ground coffee.
Please remember, whole coffee beans will always stay fresh longer than ground coffee and taste significantly better.
In fact, ground coffees stale rapidly - even inside unopened, sealed packaging and that may surprise many people who believe the packaging keeps roasted coffee fresh, so we always recomment purchasing whole beans and then only grinding coffee the moment before you use it.
Single origin Ugandan coffee has often suffered from bad reputation due to the large market for commodity, lower quality, cheaper offerings.
As with all coffee growing origins, there are decent coffees when you go hunting for them......and with Uganda, it's just a matter of sourcing quality by paying the higher prices for the best lots on offer.
Generally speaking, Uganda coffees offer an relatively low-to-medium acid choice (but please remember, all coffees have acids, otherwise they would taste terrible, sour and bland - acids are the pathways for flavor). ,
What we love about quality Uganda coffees is the thick, full mouth feel that is ideal for straight Espresso coffee drinkers or as a top quality long black.
You will appreciate the bold, rich and complex taste with earthy flavors if you like your coffee black.
Bugisu is a region in eastern Uganda where the coffee is grown at moderately high elevations (1,300 to 2,600 meters) on the slopes of Mount Elgon. It is a lovely area and tourists also visit there for the hiking opportunities.
You can't miss the coffee being grown, or dried in the area and the community is benefiting from the industry.
Coffees grown at altitude develop into a hard bean that is well suited for darker roasting. Our Ugandan Bugisu AA contains considerably more body than most other East African coffees and this body comes with lower acidity making it perfect for straight espresso or long blacks as we mentioned.
Uganda is the 7th largest coffee producer in the world, which is amazing for such a small country, and a large proportion of their crop is robusta.
However this arabica is something very special.
Most Ugandan coffee is grown on small farms by women assuming responsibility for growing coffee, which often provides the family's only source of cash.
Over 60% of Uganda's foreign exchange comes from coffee, and over 30% of Uganda's population is involved with coffee in some manner.
Acidity : Low to medium
Body : High to Bold
Flavour : strong to high
Uganda is generally renown as a supplier of medium quality coffees, however, in the last few years some Ugandan coffees have won medals in the coffee roasting championships.
Usually offers an honest, reliable cup without excessive acidity, fruitiness or sweetness - a type of coffee you can drink any time of the day or night.
We source the best lots available for this origin.