Single Origin Ugandan Bugusi Coffee Beans
Uganda is famous for being one of the friendliest countries to visit in Africa, and they also grow great coffee.
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 setting the grinder to suit your brew method, the bags are then sealed immediately - all grinding is done just minutes before your coffee is placed into cartons and then sent that day from our warehouse - we do not hold ground coffee. Please kindly note, whole beans will always stay fresh longer.
Single origin Ugandan coffee has often suffered from bad reputation due to a decent portion of each season's coffee crops being lower quality, cheaper offerings. These are often favoured by the large, low-cost coffee roasters seeking cheap, good flavoured blenders.
There are actually decent coffees from Uganda, it's a matter of sourcing quality.
Uganda offers an relatively low-acid choice, with a thick, full mouth feel that is perfect 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. Generally offers an honest, reliable cup without excessive acidity, fruitiness or sweetness.