Uganda Bugisu AA Organic - Roasted

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Lower acidity than most East African coffees, Bugisu is deeply flavored, brooding, rich and heavier in body with notes of cocoa and a dry finish. Great at full medium roast but also takes dark roasts...
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Lower acidity than most East African coffees, Bugisu is deeply flavored, brooding, rich and heavier in body with notes of cocoa and a dry finish. Great at full medium roast but also takes dark roasts very well.

Arrival Date: March 16th, 2018

Acidity & Brightness: Mild Acidity, moderately bright

Balance & Finish: Balanced with a lingering, dry finish (think red wine)

Body & Texture: Rich Body, buttery texture

Flavors: Cocoa powder, molasses and cherry

Grade: AA, largest bean size

Certifications: Organic, RFA, and UTZ certified

Processing: Fully Washed, Shade grown, hand picked, sun dried on raised tables

Varietals: Bourbon SL14, SL28, Blue Moutain

Roasting: Medium

Reminder! This is raw coffee, you must roast it before brewing.

Our Review:

Our Uganda Bugisu AA is 100% Arabica, and although it has been growing Arabica coffee for over 100 years, Uganda is more often associated with Robusta, which is indigenous to the area.  In fact, because of it's large Robusta production, Uganda is the 7th largest coffee producer in the world.  Most Ugandan coffee is grown on small farms.  In traditional households, women assume the responsibility for growing coffee which often provides the family's only source of cash.  Over 60% of Uganda's foreign exchange comes from coffee, and over 30% of Uganda's population is involved with coffee in some manner. 

Uganda is landlocked. Poor infrastructure and unstable politics over the past several years often made it hard for Uganda to move it's coffee crop to port, often causing loads of coffee to sit in steaming containers for extended periods before being shipped.  Needless to say, what may have started out as excellent coffee had deteriorated significantly by the time it reached it's destination. Improvements in both areas recently have helped, and the result is a boon for both us as consumers and the growers in Uganda. Still, careful cupping is required to insure quality. 

Our Bugisu is certified Organic, Rainforest Alliance (RFA) approved, and UTZ certified.  It has more letters after it's name than my doctor.

Bugisu is a region in eastern Uganda and coffee there is grown  at moderately high elevations (1,300 to 2,600 meters) on the slopes of Mount Elgon. This makes it a hard bean, very suitable for darker roasting.  Bugisu coffee has more body than most other East African coffees, and somewhat lower acidity. It seems more reminiscent of a good Sulawesi coffee than a coffee grown in view of neighboring Kenya. Perhaps it is that individualistic quality that drew us to it, this Bugisu coffee is difficult to compare with others. It is African, but it's not. It's Indonesian, but it's not. We think it's just downright good. It's got a rich body with a buttery texture, mild acidity and a dry finish, like a good red wine. We really enjoy the notes of cocoa, molasses and cherry.

Returns Policy

If you are unsatisfied with your green coffee purchase, we will issue you a refund in the form of an in-store credit. Since coffee is a food item, we can't take it back once it leaves our control. We will work closely with you to insure you get the quality you expected at a price that is fair. This offer is good for 30 days from the date of shipment. We will faithfully adhere to this policy for every customer, unless that customer is repeatedly abusing it. We withold the right to deny refunds, in rare cases, where a customer is repeatedly ordering coffee and then asking for a refund.

Home Coffee Roasters

The Gene Cafe and Behmor 1600 Plus are covered by a 1 year warranty from the manufacturer. The Fresh Roast SR-300 and SR-500 come with a 1 year warranty on the base unit and a 6 month warranty on the chaff collector, top cap and basket. Since the roasters are UL certified, the manufacturers ask that we refer all warranty issues directly to them. Although we do not directly provide repair service, we'll help you through the process to get your roaster back up and running. Should you return an unused roaster to us, we will refund your purchase minus the original shipping cost. Once you've used your roaster, we really can't take it back.

Other Items

Any item not covered by a manufacturer's warranty is warranted by The Captain's Coffee to meet or exceed your expectations. If you are dissatisfied with your purchase for any reason, you may return the item to The Captain's Coffee for a replacement or refund in the form of an in-store credit. This offer is good for 30 days from the date of shipment. If applicable, the manufacturer's warranty will supersede this warranty for items sold by The Captain's Coffee.


We currently ship to any location in the US with the notable exception that Note that Hawaii Department of Agriculture regulations won't allow us to ship raw coffee to Hawaii.

If you select the "Captain's Special" shipping method, please note that the choice of carrier and delivery method is then entirely at our discretion. For local pick-ups, please allow 24 hours for us to prepare your order before dropping by to pick it up. Shipping weight is calculated in US Pounds.

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