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Kabeywa – Honey Processed


Kapchorwa, Uganda

$19.50 | 12 oz bag

Our partnership with the ever-enterprising team at Chema washing station in Uganda has continued to bear fruitful coffees. After years of great success with their washed and natural coffees, they are now experimenting with the honey process. This lot is specially prepared from cherries grown on farms in the Kabeywa community and is one of the best honey-processed coffees we’ve ever tasted. Look for notes of raspberry, apple, and honey.

Tasting Notes


Roast Level

DARK 0 25 50 75 LIGHT 100 80


Natural Sundried
Natural Sundried
Pulp Natural


Varieties: SL-14 and SL-34
Elevation: 1,800–1,900 meters
Certifications: Organic
Availability: Through August 2018



We first purchased coffee from the Chema washing station, located on the slopes of Mt. Elgon in eastern Uganda in 2014. The following year, we reached out directly to see if we could work together to make it better. On a trip at the beginning of the harvest, we consulted on drying practices and contracted to pay premiums for community-specific lot separations, instead of regionally homogenized. We also talked about processing methods.

The Chema washing station had seen great success with their washed coffees, but they were eager to experiment with different fermentation and drying styles, as well, in search of a better cup. All of the processing experiments have been a success, but none has surprised us as much as the honey process. Remarkably clean with layers of complexity and sweetness, it’s one of the best honey-processed coffees we've tasted.