Ugandan Coffee

Ugandan coffee is known for its lot of caffeine mostly because it consists of the Robusta coffee. The Arabica beans grown where are full body with rich winy and less acidity. The caffeinated beans are used for blending with other good quality coffee beans

Top Ugandan Coffees

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Teasia Coffee, Uganda Bugisu Roasted Whole Bean, Medium Fresh Roast, 2-Pound Bag
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Teasia Coffee, Uganda Bugisu Roasted Whole Bean, Medium Fresh Roast, 2-Pound Bag
  • SINGLE ORIGIN - 100% UGANDA BUGISU COFFEE: Bugisu is a region in eastern Uganda where coffee is grown at moderately high elevations. It has more body and slightly lower acidity than most other East African coffees.
  • CUPPING NOTES: Deeply flavored, brooding, rich buttery texture and heavier in body with nutty notes and a finish of cocoa and cherry.
  • PROCESSING AND ROAST LEVEL: Beans are wet-processed (or washed), where the fruit covering the beans is removed before they are dried, to ensure a clean taste and bright acidity. Our Uganda Bigisu beans are then given a Medium roast by one of Teasia's artisanal roasters.
  • FRESH SPECIALTY ROASTED COFFEE: We roast all our beans in small batches using the most advanced (and environmentally friendly) technology available to develop the unique characteristics and flavor profiles of each coffee bean. All freshly roasted beans are packed and sealed within 24 hours to ensure maximum freshness and quality.
  • STORAGE AND BREWING: To preserve your beans' fresh roasted flavor for as long as possible, we recommend they be stored in an air-tight container (or very tightly seal the bag it comes in), and keep it at room temperature. Avoid light to compromise the taste of your coffee, keep them in a dark and cool location. For best results, we recommend grinding your Teasia coffee no more than 15 minutes prior to brewing!
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TCB Try Me Sample Pack Gift Packs (Try Me Africa)
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TCB Try Me Sample Pack Gift Packs (Try Me Africa)
  • COFFEE ORIGIN Each of the coffees are either a single origin or estate coffee grown by farmers who are passionate care about their coffee and work to bring out the most flavor and develop unique notes
  • ROASTING PROCESS each roast is crafted in small batches in an our Loring roaster by our Master Roaster Moshe. He hand roasts each batch, keeping an eye to ensure a smooth finish and that the beans are never burnt.
  • TASTE PROFILE the drinker will be able to compare the tastes of different African countries - picking out the slightly different flavors - acidity and aromas
  • GREAT GIFT for all occasions, contains a variety of 100% Arabica Indonesia high end specialty coffees
  • SAMPLE and you can enjoy a full size bag by visiting our seller page where we sell 12oz, 2LB and 5LB bags of these coffees
SaleBestseller No. 3
Teasia Coffee, Uganda Bugisu, Single Origin, Green Unroasted Whole Coffee Beans, 5-Pound Bag
84 Reviews
Teasia Coffee, Uganda Bugisu, Single Origin, Green Unroasted Whole Coffee Beans, 5-Pound Bag
  • SINGLE ORIGIN - 100% UGANDAN BUGISU COFFEE: Bugisu is a region in eastern Uganda where coffee is grown at moderately high elevations. It has more body and slightly lower acidity than most other East African coffees.
  • CUPPING NOTES: Deeply flavored, brooding, rich buttery texture and heavier in body with nutty notes and a finish of cocoa and cherry.
  • PROCESSING: Beans are wet-processed (or washed), where the fruit covering the beans is removed before they are dried, to ensure a clean taste and bright acidity.
  • QUALITY: 100% specialty grade gourmet whole coffee beans. Handcrafted in small batches and carefully chosen in consideration to the origin, quality and flavor profiles.
  • BULK SAVINGS: Our unroasted green coffee beans come in 5 lb bags - perfect for at-home coffee roasters.
Bestseller No. 4
Uganda AA West Nile - Erussi RFA Certified 100% Arabica Custom Roasted Coffee Beans (Medium Roast (Full City +), 5 pounds Whole Beans)
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Uganda AA West Nile - Erussi RFA Certified 100% Arabica Custom Roasted Coffee Beans (Medium Roast (Full City +), 5 pounds Whole Beans)
  • ALTITUDE: 1,250 - 1,500 meters HARVEST: October - January AVAILABILITY: November - March REGION: West Nile, Nebbi District
  • COFFEE PROCESSING: Wet Processing DRYING: Patio Drying CERTIFICATIONS: Rain Forest Alliance
  • EXPORT BAG SIZE: 60kg (132.28 lbs) MAIN PRODUCING REGIONS: Arabica: Mount Elgon (East), West Nile (Northwest) and Rwenzori Mountains (Southwest)
  • In the cup, Uganda's washed coffees bring satiny body and ripe stone fruit tones, along with a delicate touch of red berry and a buttery finish. The best natural coffees feature a lush dark berry jam flavor and mouthfeel, and clean nougat-like mid tones.
  • Cup notes: Full body, Medium Acidity. Flavor notes: Winey characteristics, Rich Aroma
Bestseller No. 5
2 Pounds - Northern Africa - Uganda - Roasted To Order Arabica Coffee - Order Today/We Roast Today - Choose Roast Level (Light /Blonde /Medium /Med-Dark /Dark /Italian) (Whole Bean /Ground)
  • Super Fresh / Premium Coffee / Taste Notes - Chocolate - Tobacco - Earthy - Cedar -Sweet Dried Fruit
  • Standard Roast Is Med-Dark /Whole Bean - Or Message At Checkout (Roast Level) (Whole Bean or Ground)
  • State Of The Art Coffee Roasters - Highly Developed Precise Roasting Profiles For Each Roast Level
  • Roasted For Maximum Sweetness / Flavor Nuance (Unique Bean Taste Notes) In Cup - At Each Roast Level
  • Northern African Coffee - Ugandan Coffee - Milling Process /Washed - Region Rwenzori - 1200-1500M
Bestseller No. 6
Burlap Coffee Bags Two Used Large Uganda Coffee Sacks with Artwork
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Burlap Coffee Bags Two Used Large Uganda Coffee Sacks with Artwork
  • Great for Arts, Crafts and Decorating
  • Durable for Gardening, Root Cellar and Feed Storage
  • Big enough for Potato Sack Races
  • Perfect to stuff for Pet Beds
  • Real Burlap, Yute, Jute, Hessian - Store in cool dry place
Bestseller No. 7
12.5 Pounds - Northern Africa - Uganda - Unroasted Arabica Green Coffee Beans - Grown Region Rwenzori - Altitude 1200-1500M - Bukonzo Organic Farmers - Drying/Milling Process Washed
  • Premium Green Coffee Beans / Taste Notes - Chocolate - Tobacco - Earthy - Cedar - Sweet Dried Fruit
  • Northern African Coffee - Ugandan Coffee - Varietal-Kent, SL14, SL28 - Altitude-1200-1500 Meters
  • Drying/Milling Process Washed - Farm Bukonzo Organic Farmers - Rwenzori Mountains - Western Uganda
  • Fresh Current Crop - Bukonzo (BOCU) Is Committed To Sustainable Coffee Production In Western Uganda
  • Farmers Have Established Shade Trees - Terraces - Ground Cover Crops - Throughout Their Plantations
Bestseller No. 8
Crio Bru Limited Edition Uganda French Roast 24oz (1.5 lb) Bag | Natural Healthy Brewed Cacao Drink | Great Substitute to Herbal Tea and Coffee | Keto, Whole-30, Paleo, Low Calorie Honest Energy
  • 24 OZ BAG (1.5 LBS) - Makes 54 standard 8oz cups of Crio Bru when prepared according to the directions.
  • One of our roastiest limited editions yet. This Dark Roast is from one the choicest plantations in Uganda and has a delicious roasty meets exotic flavor.
  • BREWS LIKE COFFEE, TASTES LIKE HEAVEN: Crio Bru is roasted, ground, and brewed just like coffee, but has the amazing flavor and aroma of pure dark chocolate. Brew our 100% pure ground cacao in your French press or coffee maker, and your kitchen will have the aroma of pure dark chocolate heaven in no time.
  • HONEST ENERGY: Brewed cacao is 99.9% caffeine free but contains theobromine, a naturally occurring stimulant found in cacao that can be more longer lasting and more pleasant than caffeine.
  • SUPERFOOD PACKED WITH NUTRIENTS: Enjoy the benefits of one of nature's most amazing superfoods. Cacao is loaded with nutrients that can lower your acidity intake, boost your immune system, help you lose weight, and best of all help you feel great, increase focus, reduce stress, and sleep better.
SaleBestseller No. 9
2 Pounds, Whole Bean Coffee, Premium Select From RhoadsRoast Coffees (Uganda AA West Nile - Erussi RFA Coffee Beans, 2 Pounds Dark Roast)
71 Reviews
2 Pounds, Whole Bean Coffee, Premium Select From RhoadsRoast Coffees (Uganda AA West Nile - Erussi RFA Coffee Beans, 2 Pounds Dark Roast)
  • 2 Pounds of customer selected coffees...fresh roasted in the morning and shipped in the afternoon...pure unadulterated fresh roasted coffee!
  • Varietal: Supremo, Peaberry, Bourbon, A, AA, Grade 2, Grade 4, Excelsior, and Estate coffee beans.
  • South American, Central American, Indonesian, and African coffees for customers to choose.
  • Organic and Rainforest certified coffees are available.
  • Cupping notes are included. Great for gifts, home, entertaining, and restaurant use. Brew, taste, and enjoy!
Bestseller No. 10
A Good African Story: How a Small Company Built a Global Coffee Brand
  • Andrew Rugasira
  • Vintage Digital
  • Kindle Edition
  • Edition no. 0 (02/07/2013)
  • English

Coffee in Uganda

Uganda main coffee variety is the Robusta beans and is among the world top countries which produce this variety. Uganda also grows coffee Arabica at its highlands around the country mostly its border with Kenya around Mt. Elgon and along Mount Ruwenzori Mountain in the country’s boundary with DRC Congo. Some Arabica coffees are also grown to the northern region of the country along river Nile.

The coffee was initially controlled by the government for some decades before being liberalized around the year 1991 to 1992 to today where coffee farms are privately owned. Control of coffee and grading is however still controlled by the government under Uganda coffee authority development of Uganda (UCDA). Uganda coffee production was about 3.3 million coffee beans bags in the late 90s and beginning of the 21st century. About 90 percent of the coffee is usually Robusta with Arabica being just about ten percent.

Robusta farming in Uganda

Arabica coffee bean variety was introduced in the country around the early 1900s. Robusta crop is Uganda’s indigenous and has been grown for centuries. The Robusta coffee bean is still grown in the country in large quantities in the countries rain forest and is among the few coffee Robusta appearing naturally growing wild coffees in the world.

Most of the coffee beans are naturally processed or sun dried. However, there have been some attempts to apply the advanced wet processing through the interventions of UCDA. Around the years 1960s, the country produced very fine and clean Robusta coffees but did not go for wrong. The coffee producers in Uganda consist of more than about 500 000 small scale farmers.

Robusta varieties mainly grown in the country are Erecta and Nganda. A clonal replanting coffee trees program usually combines the two varieties to produce more quality coffees. The mixed breeds of coffees usually mature faster, give high yields, bigger coffee beans and more flavored coffees while still maintaining the characteristics of the parent coffees. The coffees also show high resistance to roya coffee disease which a fungi affecting the coffee crops leaf as rust.

The quality of the Ugandan Robusta coffee is intrinsic and very successful. The country can be able to revive their coffee through the replanting initiative that is ongoing I the country. The coffee is usually grown in the highlands of Uganda and sometimes up to 1500 meters above the mean sea level. The coffees are attracting the rapidly developing espresso industry. The beans from the Robusta coffee are especially used to produce blends for inexpensive coffees and instant coffee cups.

Arabica Coffees

Arabica coffee is usually processed using hand pulping though environmental friendly methods are being developed to remove the coffee mucilage together with the pulp using very little water. This method can also be used for the small scale coffee farmers.

The country also provides good and clean wet processed beans from the Arabica variety and the coffee is grown virtually as small plots by villages. The Arabica coffees are usually marketed as Wugar the wet processed Ugandan Arabica coffee and Drugar, the dry processed Ugandan coffee Arabica beans. The coffees are usually grown on the border of the country and DRC Congo. Bugisu is a more demanded coffee grown along the Kenya Uganda border along Mount Elgon. The coffee is very winy and is characterized by fruit tones and winy flavor and is rough than the Kenyan coffee though with good potential.

Coffee Producers in Uganda

Coffee farmers in Uganda do not specialize in coffee crops alone but mix them with other crops in their small farms like the banana crops. Due to this reason the crops are self-sustaining conditions naturally and fruit twice every year.

Coffee shambas are distributed at Mount Elgon base. Water is naturally extracted from forest and water gullies. The coffee growing zones are characterized by poor transport system characterized by dirty tracks and harsh terrain

People living in the mountainous Bugisu region have adopted donkey transport which is effective to transport coffee from the region.

Certifying Ugandan Coffee

Organic Utz kapeh coffee is the only certified coffee from Uganda. The coffee is distinguishable from the rest of the regions coffee, east Africa and is usually characterized by heavy and full body, light acidity together with rustic qualities. It is more like the Indonesian coffee beans as compared to the acidic and citric Kenyan coffees.

Ugandan benchmark coffee production in Brazil

Use of innovation

Most of Ugandan coffees are produced by small scale farmers and the production is very low. To improve yields and quality of coffee the country must adopt plants with high yields and use more advanced methods not only in farming but also in production. The farmers can also try planting more coffee bean crops in a small land to increase the yields per one acre of land. In Uganda only 450 Robusta coffee plants are planted in one acre while in Brazil about 1300 coffee Robusta beans are planted in one tree.

Coffee grown in Brazil is both Robusta and Arabica which is the case in Uganda. Though both countries’ farmers use the same effort in the same area of land, Brazil has more yields than the Ugandan coffee. One of the coffee farmers is trying to demonstrate that Uganda can also produce coffee the way Brazil does it.

Use of spaces

Space between coffee crops can assist the farmers to check the plants for any deficiency, prune, and harvest and even apply pesticides. Spaces can also help in use of machines like the harvester to pass between the crops.

Crop nourishing

This can be done before the actual crop planting where a hole is dug wide and the covered with poultry litter mixed with soil. The hole is about two feet deep and wide and stays that way for about a month. During planting around the coffee clone foot, super phosphate fertilizer is applied.

 

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