Uganda: Bukalasi

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Roast: Light-Medium
Region: Mt. Elgon (Eastern Uganda)
Farm: Bukalasi Village, Bududa District
Process: Washed
Elevation: 1800-2000m
Variety: SL-14
Cup: Lime, Shredded Coconut, Ginger Snap

coffee cupping

Cupping Notes

Incredibly smooth, yet dynamic all the same... this coffee is what we hope for in washed coffees coming from Africa!

This coffee itself is a first for Peregrine! Since Peregrine has been Peregrine, we've not sourced and roasted a washed coffee from Uganda. But, that's about to change!

Here's what we're tasting:

Lime. Fresh, vibrant citrus is what leads the way in this cup. We find the experience most like a tart, but sweet lime. There's something extremely refreshing about it.

Shredded Coconut. Paired with fresh lime juice, coconut is the perfect flavor to transport you to a tropical state of mind. The sweet shredded coconut taste is almost dessert-like in this cup and contributes greatly to a creamy mouthfeel.

Ginger Snap. The ginger finish just takes the complexity of this cup over the top. It's subtly spicy and the deep sweetness (almost like brown sugar) in this cup reminds us most of a warm ginger snap straight out of the oven.

This coffee is delightful and having a coffee from Uganda to enjoy is a unique opportunity we hope our customers take advantage of.

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Farming Notes

This wonderful coffee was sourced through our direct-trade connection with Jake Smith and Homage Coffee Source. Thanks to his team’s work on the ground, we are able to secure coffees in both Burundi and Uganda that we can feel really proud of.

Due to our import partner Jake’s presence in Uganda, I default to him to give a rundown on the origin and this coffee (Bukalasi) specifically:

“If you are not familiar with the origin and its production history or profile, this coffee is quite unique. Most of Uganda’s supply chain is built around volume and.. volume.

Most production in Uganda is by way of home processing and delivering wet parchment to dry mills resulting in less traceability and less quality coffee.

Our partners at Manafwa Specialty Seeds have their own washing station to operate as a central point, buying cherry and drying to an effective and stable moisture.

They have been in the southern part of Mt. Elgon area since 2019 and have made tremendous progress developing farmer relations, quality harvest education and sustainable farming mgmt.

This season is some of the best Fully Washed produce we’ve tasted from the country. It’s clean, sweet, has great structure and is stable.”

Thanks to Jake, Picasso, and their team of connections at-origin, we are able to provide traceable coffee that gives back more than fair wages for real farmers.