Mt Elgon Natural

Mt Elgon Natural

Zukuka Bora has a very special relationship with Commonfolk. Hailing from the pristine slopes of Mt Elgon Uganda, Zukuka Bora is a coffee producer like no other. Established in 2014 in collaboration with Commonfolk and The Cup That Counts, Zukuka Bora exists to empower farmers and return sustainable and regenerative enterprise to a, once, thriving coffee region. We contribute 20c from every coffee we sell towards the initiative and this has helped Zukuka Bora purchase demonstration farms, build processing centres, buy machinery, and provide training and employment to more than six coffee farming communities. For their naturally processed coffees Zukuka Bora purchases only ripe cherries from their farming partners. The cherries are spread out in a thin layer on raised beds and rotated regularly until dried. The natural process can be tricky as you want to avoid fermentation and sourness occurring. However, the payoff is a typically sweet, fruity, big bodied coffee that is highly regarded and sought after. It’s no secret that we’re massive suckers for a good “natty”, and we’ve always had a soft spot for Mt Elgon’s representation of this processing method. Brown sugar sweetness with notes of plum and the zing of a lime spider. We’ve sourced this coffee directly from our partners at Zukuka Bora, and handled the import ourselves. Drink up before it's all Mt El-gone.

PRODUCER :   Zukuka Bora

CROP YEAR :   2021


REGION :   Mt Elgon


VARIETAL :   SL14 & SL28




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

DOSE :   21g

YIELD :   44g

TIME :   27 seconds

NOTES :   Sharky here, wrestling with this one be ause it tastes good long and short. Here is a happy middle ground, but take it anywhere you like.

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

DOSE :   21g

YIELD :   300g

TIME :   4 - 5 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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