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Uganda Sipi Falls Washed


2024 marks Huck's seventh harvest roasting coffee from farmers in Gamatui Village and the Sipi Falls Wet Mill, and we’re stoked for another year with two Sipis in the roast lineup!

Sipi Falls is one of Uganda's most famous landmarks, and much of the country's best coffee comes from the region. Huck specifically seeks out the coffees from Gamatui, the highest altitude community that delivers coffee to the Sipi Falls Washing Station in the town of Chema. That high altitude, combined with Sipi Falls Washing Station's impressive attention to detail, yields complex, delicious, and sweet goodness in both its washed and natural coffees.

For Huck’s washed process lots, we do step away from Sipi Falls Wet Mill’s usual m.o. Most of the coffee from Sipi Falls is washed using an eco-pulper - a machine that can remove the coffee's sticky mucilage without fermentation to break down the sugars and pectin. These machines are great in that they use far less water than the typical washing process, but in our opinion, fermentation - done slightly differently at every farm or washing station - adds something special to the coffee. Sipi Falls does produce a few microlots with extended fermentation before eco-pulping, and over the past few years we've homed in on these extended fermentation lots. They just taste better, in our opinion.

These washed, extended fermentation coffees bridge a divide between super zippy coffees from Kenya and more approachable offerings from Latin America, bringing some of the best of both to the cup. This year’s washed Sipi Falls is no different, with dried apricot  fruitiness, butterscotch-like sweetness, and balanced orange acidity to add some brightness to the cup. Hella tasty that’s a bit approachable and a bit adventurous at the same time.


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Images courtesy Atlantic Specialty Coffee

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