Gamatui Community, Uganda

$20.00 – $40.00

TASTE NOTES

macerated strawberry and cherry, molasses, Kool-Aid, vanilla cream

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GAMATUI COMMUNITY, UGANDA COFFEE TASTE NOTES

macerated strawberry and cherry, molasses, Kool-Aid, vanilla cream

 

GAMATUI COMMUNITY SOURCING INFO

This is our third year serving this spectacular coffee from the Gamatui Community in Uganda. Gamatui is located on the slopes of the oldest volcano in eastern Africa, Mount Elgon, and in close proximity to the Sipi waterfalls. Also nearby is the namesake Sipi Falls Mill, where coffee cherries are processed after harvest from the Gamatui Community farms.

In past years, we have touched on the history of coffee production in Uganda and the evolution of quality after the country’s coffee sector was liberalized in the ‘90s. Not so long ago, Uganda was best known for its DRUGAR, or Dried Ugandan Arabica. In this production model, farmers are responsible for harvesting, processing, and drying coffee cherries before the product leaves their farm. This is labor intensive and typically produces inconsistent results and lower quality coffee.

The transition to specialty coffee processing methods in Uganda opens a lot of opportunities for local farmers. Kawacom is a sister company of Atlantic Specialty and operator of the Sipi Falls Mill. Freshly harvested cherries are delivered to the mill, which removes additional labor from the farmers and expedites their ROI. Sipi Falls manages the washing, drying, and milling processes to get the best out of the harvest. This increases quality and value of the cherry, resulting in a higher price for the farmers and ultimately a better standard of living.

Gamatui Community coffee represents a journey: from farm to mill, from hillside to caf , from old methods to new. Anticipate a bright, sweet coffee with powerful fruity notes and a delightful, dense molasses finish.

Country:
Uganda
Region:
Kapchorwa, Mt. Elgon
Altitude:
1900 MASL
Process:
Natural
Varietal:
SL-34, SL-14, Bourbon
Harvest:
Nov. 2020 - Jan. 2021
Partnership Length:
3rd Harvest
Sourcing Partners:
Atlantic Specialty (importer)
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