Uganda Sipi Falls Natural


2021 marks Huck's fourth harvest roasting coffee from farmers in Gamatui Village in the Sipi Falls region of Eastern Uganda, and after a very chaotic start to 2021, we’re excited to have this natural and a washed Sipi Falls back in the roast lineup!

Year 4 of Sipi, year 3 of Sipi Nat, and we've been looking forward to this for a few months now. It rivals some of our favorites from Ethiopia, but thanks in part to different coffee varieties (SL28 and SL34), this one carries a bit more chocolate and body.

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 juicy goodness in the cup.

Uganda is an up-and-coming coffee-producing country, but the coffees from Sipi Falls and Gamatui village have quickly become coffees we look forward to each year. We’re stoked to showcase and support the improvements in Ugandan coffee, but more importantly, we’re just stoked to have this coffee in our mugs. Sipi Falls Natural packs dark fruit flavors of concord grape and berry jam, rounded out with dark chocolate sweetness and a round body. 

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This year we’ve been waiting on our Sipi Falls coffees a bit longer than usual, thanks to chaotic and violent politics in Uganda. The country had a presidential election just as our coffees should have left the country, and after the sitting president declared victory over his opponent and protests erupted, he shut down the country and began to jail members of the opposition. We’re not in a place to pontificate on Ugandan politics, nor are we sure how this year’s crop of Sipi Falls fits into that picture, but we couldn’t happily release a Ugandan coffee without mentioning the country’s turmoil. 

We would highly suggest listening to The Messenger podcast to learn a bit about Ugandan politics. And if you have any insights or thoughts on how we might better consider the country’s political situation in our coffee buying, please get in touch.

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images courtesy Atlantic Specialty Coffee

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