Uganda | Kananga | Whole Bean
This year at Triple Co, we're looking to explore coffees from different origins to expand our offering to you lovely people. We worked closely with James of Omwani Coffee Co to source and sample some of the finest Ugandan coffees we could find. This one, a high altitude naturally processed coffee farmed by Kananga Neckson stood out above the rest. Expect a short but snappy pomegranate acidity, full and round body, and a soft note of raw cocoa powder on the finish.
The Rwenzoris are famously known as the 'mountains of the moon'. They stretch for 120km along the western Uganda border with the Democratic Republic of Congo. The Bakonzo Tribe, are proud and strong people that have farmed the foothills of the Rwenzori for over 15 generations.
The farmers harvest their coffees by hand, carefully selecting the ripe cherries. The cherries are then pre-sorted before. being floated in a tank of water. The cherries which float are removed, leaving only the best cherries. These cherries are then sun-dried on raised tables inside purpose built poly-tunnels.
Farmers carefully turn the cherries throughout the day ensuring uniform drying. Once dried to the required moisture content, the coffee is stored and processed via the wet mill in Kisinga Town. After processing, the coffee beans then undergo a final removing of any black beans or defects.
The coffee is then bagged and transported to a new dry mill in Namanve on the outskirts of Kampala. Here it is prepared for export through Mombasa.
Many farmers choose to sell the fresh cherries after they have been sorted and floated, often with the assistance of the field team based out of Kisinga. This enables farmers to access quick payment for coffee and takes away the risk of processing coffee at their farm, many of whom are not well equipped to dry coffee. The cherries are delivered to the wet mill in Kisinga Town where a team of trained workers are able to carry out the whole process to a high standard.
Roasted Tuesday, shipped Wednesday.
Who: Kananga Neckson
Region: Kisinga Region
Varietal: SL14 & SL28