Uganda Mt Elgon
This Ugandan coffee ranks right up there with the finest Kenyans (considering both countries share a border). There are two kinds of African coffee in most people's cafeworld: Ethiopian and Kenyan. And for a while, coffee growing in Uganda was almost unheard of but in the past decade or so, the country has really developed and coffee importers have taken notice.
And while both Kenya and Ethiopia produce some of the world's best known and loved coffees, venturing to Uganda coffee can produce wonderful results. This Ugandan is just such a high quality find! Grown in the coffee farms that surround Mount Elgon.
Its aroma is darker than an Ethiopian with a touch of Brazil nut that you can taste in the cup, but sweet and mild, and boasting a deep, earthy, woody mouthfeel. The body of the cup is fairly light, like most African coffees, but the flavor is surprisingly rich, with dark chocolate and delicious Brazil nut flavor dominating.