Uganda, on the shores of Lake Victoria, straddles the equator and is the source of the Nile. Its coffees benefit from a bi-average rainfall season, high altitudes, and a year-round pleasant climate. Bugisu is a region in eastern Uganda and coffee there is grown at high elevations(1,300 to 2,600 meters) on the slopes of Mount Elgon. This makes it a hard bean, very suitable for darker roasting. Bugisu coffee has more body than most other East African coffees, and somewhat lower acidity.
Altitudes: 1,500 – 2,300 m.
Harvest: September – February.
Taste profile: It has got a rich body with a buttery texture, mild acidity, and a dry finish, like a good red wine. We really enjoy the notes of cocoa powder, molasses, and cherry.