'This is a coffee for the season. It's all about that dark fruit, grapefruit sharpness and rich molasses sweetness. Hug in a mug.
Uganda is a completely new origin for us and when we met the guys behind this coffee, we were instantly impressed by their passion and commitment. The coffee itself is a corker. It's bold and bracing. Perfect in a bean to cup machine, or in espresso based milk drinks, where that sharpness cuts through in a most satisfying way. As filter, the boldness makes for a comforting brew. Perfect with a french press or Aeropress.
Origin: Upper Bukyabo
Varietals: SL14, SL28 and Nyasaland.
Roast degree: 126 (read more).
Suitable for: All Brew Methods (read more)
Q Score: 85.75 (what's this?)
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As part of a series to highlight the work done by the Coffee Gardens this lot is dedicated to Women's Empowerment. At The Coffee Gardens they promote equal opportunity and provide jobs to their staff on a merit base with 52 % of their staff being women, 21% of their farmers and 66% of their savings group are women.
The Coffee Gardens was established in 2017 with the goal of producing incredible specialty coffee in an ethical way, offering a transparent and direct link between coffee farmers and coffee consumers. At the start of the 2022 season they dismantled their old washing station and rebuilt it a new site to be bale to expand their capacity and produce more coffee.
The Coffee Gardens Project has been established with many purposes, such as to improve farmers income and livelihoods, create and provide rural employment, promote gender equality, increase transparency and traceability throughout the supply chain, promote and work on environmental protection in the area and provide farmer training in Good Agricultural Practises (GAP).
The Coffee Gardens also incentivise and reward farmers through a number of different monetary and non-monetary ways. These include post-season bonuses, additional income-generating and employment opportunities, tree distribution and a range of all-year-round training programs. The Coffee Gardens is transparent with their partner farmers about buying policy and prices, providing each registered farmer with a contract and a buying-record book, communicating any price changes via SMS to registered farmers, and providing receipts for every transaction.
The coffee in this micro-lot is produced by the farmers on the mountain above The Coffee Gardens’ washing station. The farmers bring the coffee cherries down to the processing station themselves, earning extra income.
This lot is made up of 275 farmers with 17% of them Women farmers. The farmers from this lot received 51% of the FOB price.
A lot more gentle than other African coffees.
I don’t know if this is due to my aeropress technique and recipe but I found this almost fragrant - a very nice coffee.
Thanks for the review Elliott, great to hear you're enjoying the coffee!
Glad that I chose this one based on Foundry’s own review.
That's good to hear Ian and thanks a lot for taking the time to leave a review!!