This Ugandan coffee is our African “Blue Mountain”

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This Ugandan coffee is our African “Blue Mountain”

That we at CAFES CARACAS are fans of African coffees is becoming obvious: to the KENYA AA EMBUETHIOPIA YRGACHEFFE and BOURBON KIBIRA we have to add this new jewel: the Uganda Bugisu. 

DISCOVER UGANDA'S COFFEE-GROWING AREAS AND THEIR PERFECT CLIMATE

Popularly known as the "pearl of Africa", Uganda has an exceptional climate for growing coffee. Being close to Lake Victoria, the second largest lake in the world, it has a fairly temperate climate all year round, with two fairly abundant rainy seasons. This, combined with the country's volcanic and highly fertile soil, makes Uganda a country of lush nature where coffee grows spontaneously (as far as Robusta varieties are concerned). 

In the case of Arabica coffee, it was introduced at the beginning of the last century in different areas of the country: Mount Elgon in the east, the Rwenzori Mountains in the southwest and West Nile in the northwest. 

With Cafés Caracas you can taste ORIGIN COFFEE: UGANDA BUGISU AA. Enter our online shop and taste this coffee with a fruity taste (similar to wine) and slightly sweet. You will notice citric sensations with notes of sultanas and figs.

THE BUGISU TRIBE REGION: GET TO KNOW THE COFFEE PLANTATIONS IN UGANDA

Mapa de Uganda señalando la zona cafetera oriental del país

Our coffee, the Bugisu, named after the native tribe of the same name, is found on the western slopes of Mount Elgon, the oldest volcano in Africa, which lies between Uganda and Kenya, above the famous Sipi Falls.

It can grow to an altitude of some 2,300 metres, a world record. Its high altitude and temperate climate means that the coffee matures very slowly, leading to very complex coffees rich in nuances and full of flavour.....  This is why it is also known as the African "Blue Mountain" because of its high quality. 

Another characteristic is that the coffee is grown on very small farms, often less than half a hectare in size, and in the shade of dense forests. This means that the coffee is particularly well cared for and harvested at the optimum point of ripeness, always by hand. Transport is complicated due to the steep terrain, and the best way to get from the farm to the Beneficio for the washing process is by donkey.

UGANDA ORIGIN COFFEE TASTING NOTE BUGISU AA:

Its cup has an excellent balance of body and aroma, with a remarkable refined acidity, a fruity (wine-like), slightly sweet, citric taste with notes of sultanas and figs. It may also present some chocolatey notes.

Taste ORIGIN COFFEE: UGANDA BUGISU AA. Visit our online shop or one of our coffee shops and taste this fruity (wine-like) and slightly sweet coffee. You will notice citric sensations with notes of sultanas and figs.

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