Bugoye, a recent washing station development with a focus on fully washed lots. The coffee is processed and sourced from around 300-500 farms – the farm sizes in the Rwenzori mountains are very small! It is therefore almost impossible to get a single farm lot within the region, so farms are grouped into specific areas.”
Uganda lies in the heart of East Africa on the shores of Lake Victoria – straddling the equator and the source of the Nile, Sir Winston Churchill first described Uganda as the ‘Pearl of Africa’, while admiring its “magnificent variety of form and colour, profusion of brilliant life and its vast scale”. Benefiting from a bi-modal rainfall season and high altitudes, the country has a pleasant climate all year round and is lush with greenery. The mountain ranges to the east and west are home to Uganda’s Arabica farmers. Robusta is produced on the central plateau and the government of Uganda is promoting coffee production as a key driver for rural
The Rwenzoris are famously known as the ‘Mountains of the Moon’ and stretch for 120km along the Western Border with the Democratic Republic of Congo. The Bukonzo tribe farm this region and harvest this coffee by hand, carefully selecting ripe cherries.
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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