- This is truly small-scale farming and processing at work. This Uganda Bugisu Whole Bean Coffee is grown on small family-owned plots of land on the slopes of Mt. Elgon, located in Africa on the border of Kenya and Uganda. Farmers hand-pick the ripe and red coffee cherries and within hours, the fruits are pulped in small batches.
The remaining dried parchment around the green coffee bean is removed down the mountain in the town of Mbale. Ready-for-roast green beans are then transported by truck across the Uganda and Kenya border at Malaba and across Kenya to the port of Mombasa. They're then shipped by sea to US and roasted locally in New York.
This coffee has a classic Bugisu flavor profile with a natural sweetness, medium acidity and a well balanced chocolate and fruity cup. It's excellent for drip brew machines and it makes an amazing single origin espresso. (from Crop to Cup Coffee Importers)