Gamatui - Anaerobic Natural
ROAST | LIGHT MEDIUM
ORIGIN | KAPCHORWA, SIPI FALLS, UGANDA
NOTES | CONCORD GRAPE, RED FRUIT ROLL-UP, BOOZY
We are thrilled to welcome back an old friend to our single origin menu this summer! 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 years. Our relationship with Gamatui is a special one, and this year we were able to collaborate with them to bring you three separate offerings from their farms: a washed coffee, a natural, and an anaerobic natural (which was processed specifically for us!).
If you've been around here awhile, you know we tend to geek out over things like processing and fermentation. This third offering from Gamatui is an excellent study in those things! This lot was processed specifically for us, and in doing so we hoped to experience the base coffee - which is very clean and sweet - in more nuanced, dynamic, and intense flavors. To promote the creation of these such flavors, the coffee cherries were placed in GrainPro bags to ferment anaerobically for 72 hours. The result is exactly what we had hoped! Extended time spent in fermentation resulted in a coffee with "big" everything: big fruit flavors, big booziness, and big complexity.
In the cup, you'll taste concord grape, red fruit roll-up, and a booziness reminiscent of rum. This coffee is everything we look for in high-impact fermentation lots - it's complex, dynamic, and wild, and we cannot wait to share this year's lot with you!
Producer | Gamatui Community, Sipi Falls Washing Station
Region | Kapchorwa, Mt. Elgon, Uganda
Process | Anaerobic Natural
Variety | SL varieties
Elevation | 1600-1900 masl