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Conscious Cup Coffee Roasters

Uganda Fair Trade Bukonzo

Location: Crystal Lake, Illinois

Origin: Rwenzori Mountains, western Uganda

Roast: Medium-Light

Est. Price: $19.75/16 ounces

Review Date: September 2017

Agtron: 51/78

Aroma: 8

Acidity/Structure: 9

Body: 9

Flavor: 9

Aftertaste: 8

Blind Assessment:

Zesty but deeply and resonantly nut-toned. Roasted cashew, oak, apricot, orange zest, magnolia-like flowers in aroma and cup. Zesty yet sweet, almost sugary, in structure, with a savory hint. Plush, lightly syrupy mouthfeel. Fruit notes in particular persist in a round, resonant, quietly flavor-saturated finish.

Notes:

Produced by members of the Bakonzu tribe from trees of the SL14 and SL28 varieties of Arabica. Organic and Fair Trade certified, the latter meaning they were purchased from small-holding farmers at a “fair” or economically sustainable price. Conscious Cup Coffee Roasters is independent and family-owned and operated cafe and coffee roaster specializing in socially and environmentally sustainable coffees. Visit www.consciouscup.com or call 815-356-0115 for more information.

The Bottom Line: Although Uganda has struggled over the years to produce top Arabica coffees worthy of its excellent terroirs and hard-working growers, producers have clearly succeeded here with this very impressive, quite distinctive offering in the deep, resonant style of the best Central Africa coffees.