The name is derived from The Bukonzo Tribe. A group of descendants living throughout the Rwenzori Mountains, covering both Uganda and Democratic Republic of Congo. Individuals do not necessarily identify as citizens of either country, they will proudly announce their Bukonzo heritage.
It is hand harvested and sold as fresh ripe cherries direct to the community washing station at Kalingwe. The coffee processed through the community washing station at Kalingwe is sourced from around 300-500 farms – the farm sizes in the Rwenzori mountains are very small! The Kalingwe washing station has given these farms access to better processing facilities rather than having to process at farm and has meant that they can now sell their coffee’s to a world wide audience.
Region: Rwenzori Mountains, borderland with the Democratic Republic of the Congo
Altitude: 1800-2000 mas
Varietal: Arabica SL14 & SL28
Tasting notes: Strawberry yogurt, Blueberry, Cherry
Cup Score: 87.25
Sourced through Omwani & Agri Evolve
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How to store coffee at home
To keep your coffee as fresh as possible, you need to protect your coffee from air, sunlight, heat, and moisture. These all will contribute to making it stale and lose flavour.
We suggest keeping your coffee in an airtight container, in a cool, dry cupboard. Our bags all have a de-gassing valve, to let out CO2 that the beans produce once roasted, it’s not just there to sniff the coffee, and a reusable ziplock. So if you don’t have a fancy coffee jar just push the air out the bag, zip the lock and give the bag another squeeze to get any remaining air out.
Do not store your coffee in the fridge. Roasted coffee absorbs moisture from the air (hygroscopic) and will also take up surrounding aromas. The aromas and moisture levels in the fridge will react with the coffee and delicate flavours will deteriorate.
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