USK | Uganda Sebei Kapchorwa
Classic Profile | Medium roast
Tasting Notes: Brown sugar, Chocolate, Malt
IT ALL STARTS AT THE COFFEE FARM
This coffee was grown on the slopes of Mt. Elgon in eastern Uganda, and collected by 212 farmers growing coffee around the town of Kapchorwa. The coffee is processed and exported by Robert Byaruhanga of Funzo Coffee. Funzo means ‘learning’, and is his vehicle for putting to use all that he has learned over his nearly three decades in coffee.
212 farmers from the Kapchorwa Farmers Group
1650 - 2100 meters
Crop to Cup
DID YOU KNOW
The bulk of the country's coffee is produced by smallholder farmers working plots of less than 2.5 hectares.
Price paid by Driftaway
Fair Trade price per pound
Coffee C-Market price per pound
Driftaway's World Coffee Research contribution per pound
This coffee travelled 7,125 miles to the Driftaway Coffee roastery in Queens.
Love the coffee? You can share your compliments & tasting observations with the farmers.
WHY DID WE SELECT THIS COFFEE?
Both the farmers and Robert Byaruhanga at Funzo treated this coffee with extreme care and attention, and that's easy to taste in the cup. Mild flavors of malt and chocolate are anchored by a deep, brown sugar sweetness.
AVERAGE CUPPING SCORE
SCAA Cupping Score
15 x 60 kg
Length of producer relationship
100% (in 2022)
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HOW DID WE ROAST THIS COFFEE?
This coffee is being roasted by Ian T. from September 11th to October 5th in Brooklyn. We use the Loring Kestrel roaster for this profile. We have strict guidelines for each of the coffee profiles, and this roast has to pass the development time ratio test as measured in real-time by the roasting software, Cropster. Once it does, it is approved for production.
We perform Quality Control via a process of coffee tasting called cupping on all of our production roasts once a week from home as per our Covid-19 shelter in place guidelines. Each cupping is conducted by our roasting staff Kieran D. and Ian T. using standard equipment, and is logged by our Q-certified cupper Ian T. All coffees are evaluated on a scoring scale of 0 to 3.
- 3.0 = exceptional roast - exceeds expectations
- 2.5 = on par with profile - matches expectations
- 2.0 = good roast, but 1 or 2 elements could be improved - needs improvement
- 1.5 or lower = failed - do not ship
AT YOUR HOME
Brew this coffee with your favorite home brewer and enjoy the taste of incredible coffee! Here are a few tips on how to make the best coffee on each brewer.