Sipi Falls - Natural

Sipi Falls, Uganda

Sipi Falls - Natural

The wildest of our trio from Sipi Falls in Uganda, this is a tongue-boggling coffee that hits you with a burst of fruit and then goes somewhere completely unexpected.

Leaving the cherry on the bean as long as possible during processing lifts the flavour to a funky new world, with notes of super-ripe strawberries, mangoes and whisky. It's like no coffee you've ever tasted.

We roast coffee fresh to order every Tuesday. Please order before 9am on Tuesday for delivery by the weekend.

Ingredients: 100% Arabica Coffee Beans. For maximum deliciousness, enjoy as soon as possible. If you have any left, just reseal the pack and keep in a cool, dark place. Roasted and packed in the UK by Taylors of Harrogate, HG2 7LD.

Free P&P / 120g / 8 cups

Coffee Type

Single origin coffee beans

Origin

Kawacom Wet Mill, Sipi Falls, Mount Elgon, Uganda

Flavour

Whisky, mango, super-ripe strawberry

This is one of a trio of coffees from Sipi Falls

It shows the possibilities that processing at origin can bring to the flavour in the cup with three distinct processing methods: washed, honey and natural.

Natural, or dry process, coffee leaves the coffee cherry on the beans as they dry, allowing some of the flavours from the pulp and skin to be absorbed - typically making heavier, sweeter, fruitier coffees.

“ The wild, super-ripe fruity flavours and boozy, whisky notes of this natural are an amazing contrast to the clean, citrussy character of the washed version. ”

Frank Tanner, Taylors Q Grader

We've worked with Kawacom for the past five years.

The work has involved improving quality, coffee yield and helping to mitigate the effects of climate change in the region - often teaming up with Rainforest Alliance to do so. Our relationship has always been above and beyond a purely transactional, commercial one.

We have an annual award, Supplier of the Year, which recognises suppliers who go the extra mile in their commitment to quality, sustainability and building relationships. Kawacom is the only grower to have won that award twice.

Thomas Delbar from Kawacom said: “Taylors are quite unusual in the way they work with us as a supplier. They have a respectful way of working and we know that they are in it for the long term. Although Taylors are one of our smaller customers they receive the best coffee that we produce."

Just across the border from Kenya, the smallholder coffee farms that grow this coffee coffee are located high on the slopes of Mount Elgon – a 24 million-year-old extinct volcano, around a beautiful series of waterfalls called Sipi Falls.

In the last year, we’ve invested £50,000 in water, energy and agriculture projects aimed at improving life for the coffee farmers and their communities.

That includes a water pipeline which now brings clean, reliable water to around 700 households and a secondary school. 63 domestic biogas digesters have been built, replacing wood and paraffin burners with something cheaper and greener by using waste created by cows and goats for fuel.

And we've been teaching farmers how to make compost from the outer parts of the coffee cherries, which are normally discarded when the beans are processed - saving them money and reducing waste at the same time as improving plant nutrition and soil fertility.