Bulaago Honey [2021]

Bulaago Honey [2021]

A new region for us and the team at Zukuka Bora. Located about 20km south of Sipi Falls, Bulaago has a long history producing coffee and many coffee exporters have started projects here but they have not lasted long. Bulaago is one of the highest communities on Mt Elgon, but also one of the most inaccessible. The roads are treacherous at the best of times, let alone in a very wet season like we just had. Due to the isolation the coffee is taken down from Bulaago via boda boda (motorcycle), where it can be loaded up before making its way to Mbale to be processed. The record was a fleet of 20 bikes each carrying 130kg each down the rough hour-long tracks to the nearest drivable road. Zukuka Bora was also able to relocate some experienced team members from Muyanda to Bulaago for the season to help and educate the local farmers. We are very happy with the coffee from the first season at Bulaago and we can't wait to see it improve in years to come. The honey process begins with ripe cherries being purchased from small hold farmers before being transported to Mbale in special bags designed to store maize. The coffee is then pulped and placed on raised beds to dry in its sticky mucilage, It is turned frequently to make sure it is drying evenly until it hits a desired moisture level. The Bulaago Honey has flavours of bright apricot and lemon, with the caramel sweetness of toffee. We imported this coffee directly from our partners at Zukuka Bora.

PRODUCER :   Zukuka Bora

CROP YEAR :   2021

COUNTRY :   Uganda

REGION :   Bulaago


VARIETAL :   SL14 & SL28




This is just a starting place. We encourage experimenting and breaking the rules.

DOSE :   22g

YIELD :   47g

TIME :   33 seconds


This is just a starting place. We encourage experimenting and breaking the rules.

DOSE :   30g

YIELD :   500g

TIME :   2:45 - 3 minutes

NOTES :   Add 60g of water and bloom for 45 seconds. Then slowly add the remaining water steadily over the next 45 seconds.

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