Bulambuli is a district in Eastern Uganda with so much potential. It is located near the Kenyan border on Mt. Elgon, with ideal terrain and climatic conditions for specialty coffee.
The cherries are delivered to the washing station. After a thorough selection process and quality checks, the coffee is pulped and fermented on site. It is then either dried directly at the washing station or taken to external drying yards in the town of Mbale. This gives us more control over the processing, as it is conducted by professionals who focus on achieving optimal results in quality and flavour profiles.
About the region
The varieties of this region are similar to Kenya, as farmers predominantly grow SL14, 28 and 34. The cherries come from smallholder communities, from farms that are less than 1 hectare each.
Harvest and post-harvest
In Eastern Uganda, the harvest is between August and January. In the lowlands, the harvest runs between August and October, while in the higher altitudes, it’s from September until January.
Variety: SL-14, SL-28
Crop year: 2023
Cupping score: 86
Altitude:1300 - 1500
Fruity and bright. Very sweet. Blackcurrant, cacao nibs, vanilla, purple fruit, and some mandarin. Slightly herbal finish.