Coffee of the Month – Uganda Zombo
Your Coffee of the Month this January is Uganda Zombo from the Nile Highlands in north-west Uganda, home of the Alur people. This wonderful coffee boasts a sophisticated complexity while still being accessible to those of you who are new to vibrant speciality coffee. Prominent flavours of pear and cranberry can be found with an underlying sweetness from sugarcane and milk chocolate. The Zombo district has seen an incredible growth over recent years thanks to the production of speciality coffee with the help of Seeds For Development, with whom we work closely.
To welcome in the New Year, every customer who purchases 250g of Uganda Zombo is automatically entered into a prize draw to win a free three month subscription of 250g of a coffee of your choice.
About the Coffee
Zombo coffee is from a collection of microlot farms all producing speciality coffee. It is processed at a central mill and washing station co-owned by the farmers. This central smallholding business model allows for consistency in the coffee, high cupping scores of 85+, increased farmer income – paying way over the Fairtrade price, and community development, allowing the farmers to be self sufficient in many ways. This wonderful scheme has transformed the lives of the farmers and their families.
The coffee is completely organic and nothing artificial is used in the growth or production, better for the environment and the cup. It’s a speciality coffee, allowing the farmers to receive a great price for their product and allowing us, the consumers, to enjoy a brilliant cup.
Flavours: Pear, cranberry, milk chocolate, sugarcane
Aroma: Sweet with berry fruit
Body: Clean and rich
Acidity: Muted citric acidity
Medium: This roast allows the true origin flavours to shine through. Sharp with cranberry and sweet with pear, finishing with a bright juiciness and hint of sugarcane. Enjoy this as a filter for best results.
Medium-Dark: The slightly heavier roast really develops the flavours of milk chocolate and cranberry, making the cup complex and indulgent. The sweetness is more prominent and the fruity acidity more muted. Enjoy this as a cafetiere for best results.
Origin: Zombo Coffee Partners, Nile Highlands, Northwest Uganda
Farm: Zombo Micro-lot Cooperative
Altitude: 1400-1600 m.a.s.l
Processed Method: Fully washed and sun-dried on raised beds