Processing:Honey (Washed & Natural processes also available from the same community!)
Tasting Notes:Vanilla, Pecan, Pear Cobbler
Sipi is a community located in eastern Uganda on the slopes on Mount Elgon. This region is famous for its beautiful waterfalls, and is also one of the highest elevation coffee producing areas in the country. In the last seven years, Kawacom, a Ugandan coffee exporter, has partnered with Atlantic Specialty Coffee, one of our importers, and made major investments in refining their infrastructure, making meticulous drying and storage upgrades. This has had a positive impact on the quality of all the coffees coming from their processing site in Chema, but it shows particularly in the honey and natural processed coffees they are now creating, which are consistently very fruity and juicy, but never overly fermented.
Thanks to all their hard work and upgrades, we have the opportunity to taste the delicious coffee from the Sipi Falls community specifically processed in three different ways: washed, honey processed, and natural sundried.
Honey processing:Coffee is pulped and then put on raised beds to dry. The coffee is placed on the raised beds in thick layers during drying to accentuate the fruit flavors. Then it is dried down to 10.5% and then stored in grainpro bags to protect it. Then it is milled and prepared for export.