• Producer The Kasese Coffee Yard
  • Region Rwenzori Mountains
  • Altitude 1750 m.a.s.l.
  • Variety SL-34, SL-14, SL-28
  • Proscess natural
  • Crop 2020
  • Cupping score 86,5

Zira Empisa – Uganda

blueberries, cream, sugar cane

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Zira Empisa is another name from the local language, Luganda. Zira means brave and Empisa means method. And yes, this is meant to be a method for the brave. It is a concept coffee, a semi-anaerobic fermentation method that Nordic Approach is developing in collaboration with the producer for production on scale. It is a way to add more fermentation without increasing the cost of production. In this case, the coffee undergoes 12 hours of cherry fermentation before it’s dried like a natural. Drying can take from 10-25 days depending on the amount of rain and sun during the harvest period.

This lot is produced in the west of Uganda, and we aim at doing the same in the east. The coffee is processed at a modern and central drying station focused solely on naturals. The Zira Empisa has distinct flavors of lactic fermentation, sweet spices, herbs as well as berries and fruit. This is a coffee, based on a flavor profile rather than tied to a specific location. The cherries can come from different locations, but always have to meet the criteria on quality and traceability. We expect to be able to buy coffee with this type of profile regularly.

  • Producer The Kasese Coffee Yard
  • Region Rwenzori Mountains
  • Altitude 1750 m.a.s.l.
  • Variety SL-34, SL-14, SL-28
  • Proscess natural
  • Crop 2020
  • Cupping score 86,5
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