We taste: Dark Chocolate, Berry, Brown Spice with medium body and acidity.
Mt. Elgon is an extinct volcano spread across the border of Uganda and Kenya, though its highest point called Wagagai, is on the Uganda side.
Kyagalanyi owns and runs the Kapchorwa wet mill, on the western side of Mt. Elgon. Producers here have traditionally sold in parchment, but by accepting cherry at the wet mill, the team has gained greater control over outcomes. Its careful separation of lots and its acceptance of only harvests that are 95 percent red cherry has dramatically improved the quality of its coffees— which financially benefits all parties.
Our Bududa coffee comes from the Bududa District of Mt. Elgon in the Eastern highlands of Uganda, on the border with Kenya. The Bududa Farmer Group consists 43 UTZ certified farmer groups; the average farm size is just 2.3 hectares. All coffee is hand-picked and processed on the day of harvest. After pulping with a hand-pulper, the coffee is fermented overnight in small basins. The next morning the coffee is washed and put on raised drying trays for drip drying for 2-3 days and then sun-dried on tarpaulins.