Uganda Coffee Pods (Emwanyi)

Uganda Coffee Pods (Emwanyi)

Regular price £0.99 Sale

Uganda Coffee Pods (Emwanyi)

Not so long ago, Ugandan specialty coffee was almost unheard of. This East African country was mainly known for its Robusta crops. Yet times are changing: over the last ten years, Arabica production has boomed and Uganda is starting to make a name for itself among third wave roasters and coffee lovers

While Arabica was introduced at the beginning of the 1900’s, Robusta coffee is indigenous to the country, and has been a part of Ugandan life for centuries. The variety of wild Robusta coffee still grows today in Uganda’s rain forests and is thought to be one of the rarest examples of naturally occurring coffee trees anywhere in the world.

Robusta is native to Uganda and two types are grown namely the ‘Nganda’ and ‘Erecta’. An extensive clonal replanting programme combines high yielding clones of both varieties that are vegetatively propagated and self sterile. The progenies are true to type and retain their parental characteristics – they are high yielding, mature faster and produce a bigger bean with improved liquor characteristics. They also tend to show resistance to Coffee Leaf Rust Disease.

These coffee beans are packed in a traditional method of wrapping them in coffee leaves. They can be grounded to make a refreshing cup of coffee or they can be consumed raw.