|Roaster Location:||Tequesta, Florida|
|Coffee Origin:||Kapchorwa District, Eastern Region, Uganda|
|Est. Price:||$18.00/12 ounces|
|Review Date:||June 2018|
Blind Assessment: Crisply sweet, spice-toned. Brown sugar, baked apple, lemon zest, cayenne, fresh-cut pine in aroma and cup. Bittersweet structure; delicate, satiny mouthfeel. The richly drying finish is characterized by notes of baked apple in the short and bittersweet citrus zest with a hint of warming spice in the long.
Notes: This coffee tied for the fifth-highest rating in a cupping of coffees from the Great Lakes region of Africa for Coffee Review’s June 2018 tasting report. Produced from the SL14, SL28 and Bugisu local varieties of Arabica and processed at the Kayagalanyi Kapchorwa Washing station in eastern Uganda near Mount Elgon. Established in 2009 by Amy and Scott Angelo, Oceana brews specialty coffees that have been roasted in small batches at its roasting house and café in Tequesta, Florida. Oceana reports that its staff is obsessed with every detail of the process, from sourcing the beans to how the coffee is poured, aimed at ensuring that every cup is as rich and resonant as it should be. Visit www.oceanacoffee.com for more information.
The Bottom Line: A pleasingly bittersweet, spice-toned coffee from Uganda.
This review originally appeared in the June, 2018 tasting report: African Great Lakes Coffees: Burundi, Rwanda, Uganda, Congo, Tanzania