By Hemish Dave, Regional Manager for East Africa, Export Trading Group
- Espresso, Filter Coffee or Cappuccino – How do you like your Uganda Coffee? & Why?
I prefer my Cappuccinos, which for bring out the perfect mix of the mild acidity and fruity flavours from the coffee, and the sweetness from the layer of milk. (No sugar, of course!) I tend to have espressos in the office from our roasted samples when we try experiment with the various coffee that we deal with, to get a better understanding of what we are dealing with season to season. The extra caffeine buzz also definitely helps during the day!
- What do you Love Most about Uganda as a country?
Having grown up in Kenya, Uganda offers a strong sense of what it was like growing up in Nairobi. Uganda also epitomises the East African culture of warmth and hospitality. Its no surprise that Uganda ranks high on the some of the World’s best places to live in for expatriates. The country’s beautiful hillsides make for spectacular landscapes, be in in Kampala or various upcountry locations.
- What makes Uganda so special among international buyers?
Uganda offers high-quality robusta year round, which keeps the roaster’s supply chains flowing at all times. The recent intervention of the UCDA has also led not only to an increase in coffee production, but also improved quality. The Natural and Washed arabicas also have clear distinction from those of neighbouring producing countries, earning Ugandan coffee its own place with buyers through the years.