Uganda – Lala Salama DECAF **SOLD OUT**


Swiss Water DECAF


Orange, Cherry, Plum and Milk Chocolate

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Additional information

Weight N/A
Coffee / Farm

Upper Bukyabo

Cup Score


Altitude (masl)

1800 – 2200


Sugar Cane Decaf Process


SL14, SL28, Nyasaland

Meet the farmer

Lala Salama means ‘Sleep Well’ in Swahili, there couldn’t be a more fitting name to bestow upon our new regular feature of Sparkling Water Decaffeinated coffee from the African continent.

This lot comes from our friends at The Coffee Gardens, named after the Gombe and Zebigi Villages:


The Coffee Gardens was established in 2017 with the goal of producing incredible specialty coffee in an ethical way, offering a transparent and direct link between coffee farmers and coffee consumers. The following information on our 2021/22 micro and nano-lots has been produced to enable our customers and consumers to better understand the coffee they are buying, the story behind it, and the incredible farmers who grow it. Micro-lots were assembled by combining day-lots (coffee processed on the same day) with similar taste profiles. Therefore, a single farmer may contribute to multiple micro-lots.

The Coffee Gardens have been working with the farmers who produced this micro-lot for the past five years. They know each and every farming family as they live on the mountain about 600 metres above their washing station. This decaf -lot is named after the villages of Gombe and Zebigi, where many of the farmers live. Last year, with the support of roasters, we trained these farmers on growing coffee amongst shade trees, good agricultural practices, and of course, better harvesting techniques. In July, we distributed over 8,300 shade, fruit and fast growing tree seedlings. This year, training is continuing and we’re building toilet blocks for the three primary schools in the area, including Zebugu-Busi Primary School.

Farmers have coffee gardens of different sizes and so supply different amounts of coffee. Mr Zesiro Micheal from Gombe was one of the biggest contributors to this micro-lot with 967 KG of red ripe coffee cherries, and Mr Woniala Moses from Zebigi contributed 349 KG of red ripe coffee cherries. Within hours of being picked, coffee cherries are carried down to our station in 50 kg bags by “runners” – a team of over 160 women and men employed from the local community. This coffee is pulped before undergoing our signature fermentation method involving a pre-wash, a long soak in cold mountain spring water, and then a gentle long fermentation lasting forty hours before a final wash. This coffee is meticulously sorted at 12 different stages before export.

We recommend that for larger 500g and 1Kg orders, that you purchase whole beans to grind as-and-when you need them. This is to ensure that your coffee stays fresh for as long as possible. For more information see our FAQs