We’re thrilled to bring a micro lot from Uganda, called the Obwokyi. Obwokyi means honey in the local Rukiga language spoken in and around the Bwindi farm. This coffee is grown on the agricultural lands surrounding the designated UNESCO-World Heritage Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, known to be some of the most fertile volcanic soils in the world.
Once the freshly ripe handpicked cherries are delivered at the washing station, this Black Honey processed coffee requires an elaborate drying process for optimal humidity and slow development, as part of the cherry remains on the bean and is covered while drying. The term ‘honey’ relates to the ‘mucilage’ (the sweet and sticky substance like honey) left on the coffee bean. In order to allow the flavours from the mucilage to infuse into the beans, while avoiding over-fermentation, constant monitoring and inspection is needed. You’ll be sure to enjoy the complex fruity notes that we find well exhibited in a medium roast.