MEET THE PRODUCERS | Thanks to our longstanding partnership with Atlantic Specialty Coffee and its sister company, Kawacom, we have had the privilege of tasting and buying coffee from the Gamatui Community in Uganda for the past four-going-on-five years. Our relationship with Gamatui is a special one, and that is certainly reflected in its regular appearances on our menu year after year.
TRUST THE PROCESS | This lot, a naturally processed coffee, was fermented in water for 48 hours before being re-washed and sent off to African-style raised beds for drying. This particular processing method takes much longer than traditional washed coffees and can vary greatly depending on humidity, temperature, and sunlight. While drying, the coffee itself is frequently turned so that an even and precise moisture content is achieved. Once that happens, the skin and pulp of the cherries are finally removed, leaving us with coffee beans which have been noticeably (and deliciously) impacted by the sweet, fruity mucillage of the cherry throughout the drying process.
TAKE A SIP | The Gamatui community is well known for rolling out coffees that are distinctly grape-y in flavor. This flavor call, which we've experienced as everything from Welch's grape juice to (in today's case) grape candy, is both rare and delicious - and it's a big part of why we come back to this coffee year after year. This season's lot is super sweet and easy-drinking, with nectarine and milk chocolate accompanying that familiar grape candy note.
Origin | Kapchorwa, Mt. Elgon, Uganda
Producer | Gamatui Community, Sipi Falls Washing Station
Process | Natural
Variety | SL varieties
Elevation | 1600-900 masl