A Strong coffee with flavours of red wine and Pear.
What you need to know…
- Flavours – Red wine, pear, floral
- Aroma – Fruity and floral
- Body – Medium
- Acidity – Strong
The finer details…
This coffee is grown in the shade along with bananas, which provide a staple food source for the community. Growing at 1300-2300 metres above sea level, the coffee has a fruity, floral note with hints of pear and a red wine lingering taste.
Coffee is Uganda’s number 1 export and more than 20% of all its population earn their cash income due to the industry.
Robusta first started growing here in 1860 in the lush, grasslands around Lake Victoria. Sharing the lake with Tanzania and Kenya, other major coffee exporters, it is evident that this area of East Africa harbours perfect conditions for growing coffee.
The Arabica species was only introduced from Malawi at the beginning of the 20th century.
The Kapchowra AA crop is grown around the foothills of Mount Elgon, an extinct volcano on the border of Uganda and Kenya.
Mount Elgon was once the tallest mountain in Africa and is home to the famous Bagisu coffee farmers who handpick the coffee carefully, removing any defective or unripe cherries.