Ugandan Roast profile wins Big in a Global roasting Challenge.

Desuzacoffees under the flagship of % Arabica Kuwait participated in the first Global ikawa roasting challenge, hosted at Nordic Roasters Forum last week.

It was first ikawa ‘global’ roasting ‘competition’; and so many great profiles from around the world, cupped by quite an international audience too – with a heavy Nordic contingent in Oslo during the first week of October 2019.During the Nordic Roasters Forum 2019 in Norway Oslo.

Video Credit; Tim wendeleboe

Source:Youtube Details about NRC 2019

Log on the Ikawacoffees online library to access one of the winning profiles under Dennis Uganda for ugandan Masira Natural ( red lot ) ,Nyasaland variety, Sl28 and is best as a filter and milk Beverage but look forward for subtle and soft citric acidity ,with an all round balanced rich aromatics ,fruit forward and a licorice finish .Grown at 2150 Masl in the Eastern region on the Lee ward side of mountain Elgon the cool micro-climatic conditions around sip falls makes it ideal conditions for development and slow maturity of the small co-operative whow Meticulously take great care of every tree at masira farm.This coffee was produced by kads Dison and carefully roasted by Agaba Dennis Desuza founder Desuzacoffees and Head Roaster at % Arabica Kuwait Roastery.

What makes a good sample roast?We think about this a lot. Its essentially a roasts that showcase a coffee in a true and fair way that reflects its potential.And in the context of Taste of Harvest to showcase coffees to a range of different cuppers, from different countries and business types – a good roast should allow the coffee to score well, but also be considered to be ‘good enough’ by the widest possible audience – rather than polarising (ie loved and hated). So, to simply test this, we did an ‘alternative evaluation process’ which I’ve included at the end column below. The question to the audience of around 20 was ‘put your hand up if you think this roast does not reflect the coffee well’. All the top 7 roasts had 3 or less hands up.


Promotion of Coffee Consumption to Overcome price Crisis.

Coffee sector recently hosted the international coffee council in Nairobi Kenya and the forum provided platform to discuss ways to address challenges facing the sector and ensuring growers get fair financial gains,This came at the time when kenya Government plans to mobilise shs 7.5 billion to fund the revival of the coffee sub-sector in the country .

Kenya accounts for 1% of the annual global output and the Kenyan coffee export earned march 2018 was 2.14 million (ksh 21.4 billion).

Kenya is globally reputed for production of fine Africa arabica coffee and their coffee is the category of Colombian milds or fine Arabica coffee that fetches the highest prices in the world market.

The sustainability of coffee industry starts by understanding costs of production and the variables that affect it. But the major challenge in African Great lakes Coffee (AGLC )growing region is non competitive milling and marketing systems that have removed coffee farmers from control of their commodities and extremely poor Archaic and diapidated coffee processing facilities.climate change, pest and Diseases,land disability and land fragmentation,political unrest and civil war

Lack of access of credit and other forms of working capital and general poor and non-accountable management systems from the farm level to the market and the following factors have led to a decay in sustainable coffee farming .

Price of coffee is at its lowest due to Arabica prices being stagnant and the fact that coffee production in most AGLC has been stagnant for the last 15 years. But one aspect for sure that cannot be ignored is domestic coffee consumption and how it will revive and improve the livelihood of 12 million coffee farms worldwide.

Domestic coffee consumption in partnership with other producing countries to counter the current low prices was one of the strategies in ICO conference in Nairobi.

Kenya is globally reputed for production of fine arabica coffee “our coffee is classified in the category of colombian milds or fine Arabica coffee that fetches the highest prices in the world market ,” Kieyah said in a recent interview and was one of the Delegates at the conference.

“Promotion of Consumption as an antidote to the current low prices,”by Carlos H.J Brando

One can make the world better by consuming more Coffee, The more coffee consumed,the greater the chance that the price paid by consumers will help the growers and the workers to produce more sustainably,Economically,Socially and Environmentally.

Global coffee consumption will rise by a third to 200 million bags by 2030,as population increases and disposable income rise ,according to WEF.

Domestic coffee consumption in East Africa is Promising with the young and fast growing population compared with the low per capita income levels,apart from Kenya most countries in East Africa are listed as low Developing Countries according to UN.

We need not only to focus on the supply for coffee as has been the practice in the coffee sector in Africa but also to consider that the farmer is vital and a necessity for the success of the sector. We need innovation and specific technology tailored to empower the African coffee farmers because its necessary and it improve the livelihood of the coffee farmers from producing countries of Africa.

“The fact that certain doctrines have been held as truth for many years by our people is not proof that our ideas are infalliable,”(RH: December 20, 1892).

The future of coffee sensory prediction is quantum computing and AI

Life is a lot more convenient these days for Notable coffee producers  and their real-life compañeros.  wallets are now digital, speeding up payments for their crops, easing access to government benefits and providing timely information that can use in the field which are digitally connected and Geo- mapped digital coffee farms (digital and cloud coffee farms) but the silent majority small holder farms are repetitedly affected by  low coffee prices ,limited access to technology and community services due to political instabilities and unrest, poor road network coupled with limited access to finance and credit facilitilities ,Archaic and dilapidated coffee processing facilities and generally poor and non-accountable management systems from the farm level to the markets .African coffees are increasingly surging the specialty coffee markets at this point of time production investment and technology is key to coffee producing regions in Africa . In 2014 East african coffee production was 13.2 million bags thus contributing 9.3% of the world production and in 2018/19 coffee production in Africa is estimated at 1.8% higher at 17.8 million bags of coffee. Therefore the world’s top five coffee traders account for 40% traded volumes whereby the largest offtakers the key issue is securing a regular supply of beans.

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IBM recently raised the bar with 50-Qubit quantum computer,Researchers have built the most sophisticated quantum computer yet signaling progress towards apowerful new way from traditional computers,using the counter intuitive native of quantum physics,other systems built so far have had limited capabailities and could perform only calculations that could be also be done on a conventional supercomputer.

A 50-qubit machine can do thigs that are extremely difficult to stimulate with quantum technology whereas normal computers store info as either a 1 or a 0,quantum computers exploit two phenomena entanglement and superposition to process information differently, useful quantum sustems are now accessible through the cloud and developing relevant software tools and also showing how even a simplemachine can do useful work in field like chemistry.

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Artificial intelligence (AI) is an area of computer science that emphasizes the creation of intelligent machines that work and react like humans. Mugsy also uses artificial intelligence technology to learn how to make your perfect cup. Oswald said: “Mugsy also uses machine learning and artificial intelligence to learn how to make a cup of coffee that perfectly fits with your preferences,As well as allowing users to order their coffee by text.




Gastrogragh AI is the first first artificial intelligence platform to unterstand human sensory perception,This AI understands what consumers prefer by segmenting the population into different demographic groups and modeling their preference archetypes and theirfore bridging the gap between consumers preference and great products

This application has helped producers to make and sell great product from conception to consumption

Innovation and technology  is paramount for success in coffee industry therefore there is need to embrace specialised Artificial intelligence that understands human perception of flavor and preference.This AI understands what consumers prefer by segmenting the population into different demographic groups .

Deep market insights will help the silent majority small holder farmers and coffee producers to understand a consumers taste in coffee beverage and coffee character to deliver repeated purchases ,hence empowering farmers to fatch higher premium coffee prices.


Record breaking Prices for Ugandan Coffee

High Quality micro-lot from the Sipi falls in Eastern Uganda breaks the record for an EastAfrican coffee at auction outside of the cup of Excellence.

Entered to the 2018 Uganda Taste of Harvest Competition bidding climbed quickly to $10.65/lb

These winning coffees were documented and each lot and Nano-lot is traceable to the farm and exact micro-lot.

The 2018-2019 Uganda Taste of Harvest Competition were held at Uganda coffee Development Authority coffee Laboratory at lugogo,uganda and were presided over by Head Nandi Jordon and team of three other experienced Ugandan cuppers

Jacob Batereiregha

Doreen Rweihangwe

Annet Nyakyasiki

The winner of washed uganda Arabica was kawacom with 86.0625 Sipi Mt Elgon Region with cupping notes of caramel,Appricot,floral,Red Rose

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And the winning Natural processed coffee was also from Kawacom uganda limited, with 86.435 Honey coffee Kabeywa and this coffee highlighted amazing character notes of Ripe fruit,jackfruit,cane suger and jasmine.

The record turnout from the uganda coffee sector cupped over 40 uganda coffees all of which were judged for their intrinsic quality characteristics .

fully list of the best winning coffees

Battle of the African Barista Titans @Afca2019

Battle of the African Barista Titans

10th African Barista Challenge happening today on 15/02/2019@afca2019 Rwanda..

A New African Barista champion will be crowned today.

#Team uganda, Zambia , Rwanda , Kenya….

About Rwanda.

Known as the “Land of a Thousand Hills”

The population density in Rwanda is very high and as a result much of the country is cultivated, and the terraced hillsides have been compared to those in Nepal or the Phillipines.

Like many other countries in the region, Rwanda’s economy is largely agriculturally based, dominated by coffee which accounts for 75% of export income. Other principal food crops include plantain, , sweet potato, beans, cassava, sorghum and maize.

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Mt Rwenzori coffees. (“source of rain coffees”)

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Floral and fauna of Mt Rwenzori makes it the preferred coffee origin not only for its bio-diversity but exquisite and exceptional coffees in the region therefore the true beauty of mountain coffee was formed 3 million years ago

The story of Mt.Rwenzori coffee is one of a nimble and innovative response to profound changes in the high-end specialty coffee market,Historically coffee farmers took their fruit to large and centralized mills for processing.

The High growing elevation of 5900 meters above sea level makes the cup to have a bright and substantial mouthfeel ,the mountain coffee of Mt.Rwenzori clearly defines the identity and character in the cup in relation to the terroir of the region .

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