UGANDA ORGANIC SIPI FALLS
UGANDA ORGANIC SIPI FALLS

UGANDA ORGANIC SIPI FALLS

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It’s officially autumn, and this October, we are offering a coffee from Uganda that captures the flavors of fall! This medium-bodied coffee is complex with a pop of acidity that quickly fades into a deep spice palate and finishes with a sweet aftertaste. Our tasting team found notes of orange peel up front that gives way to a rich middle reminiscent of mulling spices. The cup finishes with sweet lingering aftertaste that reminded us of vanilla bean, chocolate, and maple syrup.

Roast Color: Medium-Dark

Certifications: Organic

Cupping Notes: Orange Peel, Mulling Spices, Vanilla

Story: Sipi Falls, named after the Mount Elgon's most famous waterfall just down the road, is a centralized wet mill located in the Kapchorwa district that buys and processes cherry from 8,000 organic and diversified farms across the northern part of the mountain. The sheer volume of quality coffee produced by this single wet mill is a testament to the truly ideal conditions of elevation, biological wealth, and human experience that abound between the farmers and Sipi Falls’ management team. 

The wet mill was Africa’s first certified organic producer. The vast majority of coffee coming off the mountain is pulped in tiny batches, often on borrowed equipment, and fermented in a bucket or a nylon bag prior to being tarp-dried on the ground, or at best on a mesh screen a few inches above the patio.

Sipi Falls facilitates retrieval of cherry, mechanical de-mucilaging, fermentation, washing, patio pre-drying, mechanical drying and conditioning at their mill property at 1800m elevation. The qualities produced by scaling and centralizing processing mean a significantly higher cherry price to farmers; not to mention relieving them of the extended labor, risk, and expense of processing and storing coffee at the household level. The wet mill also recycles its wastewater through a series of filtered lagoons and maintains a large organic nursery for the benefit of participating farmers. 

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Robert Miller
Another good one

I use the clever dripper for this one. Almost as good as Timor.

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David J Kutchko
No paper please

I switch back and forth between a French press and a brown paper filter, go with the French press for this one. So much more flavor.

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