sweet and creamy with notes of blueberry, strawberry, prune and pleasant velvety macadamia nut finish
For many, Uganda might not be the first country that comes to mind when thinking of high-quality Arabica coffee, especially since the country has been traditionally known as a producer of Robusta. The country has the ideal climate and geography for coffee production, yet producers do face various infrastructure challenges.
Because most farmers have around 1 hectare of land, and all work on the farm is done by hand, usually by immediate family members it is difficult for them to break into specialty coffee market.
Kyagalanyi is one of the entities tapping into this budding potential and making it possible for smallholders to participate in specialty markets. In Uganda, they operate three sustainable washing stations. This coffee is from Kisinga region, where Kyagalanyi has located its first Coffee Station. At this station, Kyagalanyi is focusing on high quality natural processed specialty coffee.
Kyagalanyi aims to build long term relationships with the groups in the region and works closely with them to develop the value chain. Kyagalanyi is assisting farmers with better market information, improved prices for better quality and advice on how producers can improve their primary processing techniques.
As the coffee trees flower multiple times, the harvest season is quite long (4-5 months). Farmers normally pick coffee at least once every week. Most farmers live up to 50 kilometers away from the washing station. Due to the long distances, Kyagalanyi has a truck that offers free transport services that visits every farmer group 1-2 times per week during harvest season.
This coffee was processed using the natural method. Once delivered the coffee is floated and is then moved to dry on raised African beds inside greenhouses. It will stay here for around 15 days, and drying is controlled by turning the coffee regularly and maintaining an equal depth of cherry on the beds. The coffee will dry until it reaches optimal humidity.
|variety||sl28, sl34, sl14, nyasaland|
|altitude||1200 - 2200 m.a.s.l.|