Uganda Mt. Elgon Bufumbo Organic Farmers Association AA Washed

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  • Country: Uganda

    Region: Jewa Township, Bufumbo sub-county, Mbale District (Mt. Elgon)

    Co-op: Bufumbo Organic Farmers Association

    Farmer/Grower: Over 1000 smallholder growers (700 with Fair Trade Certification, 400 with Organic Certification)

    Varieties: SL28 & SL14

    Processing: Washed

    Altitude: 1800-2200 m.a.s.l.

    Humidity: 11.5%

    Density: 1.15 g/ml

    Harvest Date: August, 2021

    Arrival Date: March, 2022

    Grade: AA

    Marks: 35-407-50-0053

    SCA Cupping Score: 85.0

  • Sweet fragrance and aroma of panela, notes of sweetened black tea with an herbal finish, lime acidity, medium/heavy body with a soft creamy mouthfeel. Overall balanced and unique.

  • We feel that this coffee really shines for its sweetness and so performs best between a light-medium roast and a dark-medium roast. While the lime acidity is really nice, it does tend to disappear at deeper medium roast levels.

About the coffee:

The Bufumbo Organic Farmers Association (BOFA) is a group of more than 1000 smallholder coffee growers in the Mbale district of Uganda. The farms are all located on the slopes of Mt. Elgon from 1800 to 2200 meters above sea, and mostly cultivate SL28 and SL14 varieties. 

The group delivered cherries to theBuginyanya washing station nearby where coffee is pulped and fermented in water for 18 hours before being fully washed and dried.The resulting cup is clean, bright and full of sweetness!

The Bufumbo Organic Farmers Association has it’s headquarters in Mbale, and has developed a savings and credit cooperative organization to assist in producer funding. The BOFA also provides coffee seedlings to it’s members through the nursery bed project to give all members access to more plants. 

Beyond coffee, BOFA promotes energy conservation by making charcoal briquettes from waste, and sharing information on the prevention of STDs and HIV in the community.

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