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Casa Espresso: Uganda, Kayembe, Washed

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This coffee is fully washed. Ripe cherries are floated to select the highest quality (densest). These are mechanically pulped and then dry fermented for around 20 hours to break down the fruity mucilage.

Once the mucilage has broken down sufficiently the coffee is washed and graded in clean water channels, soaked for 12 hours and then transferred to raised beds where it dries in the sun for 3-4 weeks depending on rainfall/sunlight. The region is surrounded by dense tropical rainforest and so rainfall is very frequent. Once dried the coffee is rested in its parchment (husk) for 1.5 – 2 months before being milled, carefully sorted, graded and handpicked.

Gorilla Summit Development Limited is an independent coffee company working in the Kanungu region of South West Uganda.

South of the Queen Elizabeth national park and close to the border with Rwanda and Congo. It is one of the poorest regions of Uganda, however has excellent conditions for speciality arabica cultivation, with rich fertile soils, plentiful rainfall, high altitude (up to 1,900masl) and lots of sunshine. Projects like Gorilla Summit represent a great step forward for a sustainable local economy which pays fairer prices to farmers for excellent quality coffees

Altitude: 1900 masl
Farm/Coop: Kayembe
Great for: Aeropress, Cafetiere, Espresso, Filter, Stove Top, Black, With milk
Origin: Uganda, Africa
Region: Kanungu Region Of South West Uganda
Process Method: Washed
Tasting Notes: Milk chocolate, orange, syrupy
Varietals: Sl28 Arabica

When do we roast and post your coffee?

We roast on Tuesdays

All single 250g coffee orders will be despatched in letterbox friendly, recyclable packaging, by 1st Class postage. Larger quantities of coffees will be sent 2nd class.

Delivery prices to United Kingdom


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Tasting record

Method Dose Grind Time Volume Comments
e.g. Espresso 18g Vario 1E 25secs 30ml A bit finer next time would be better.