Manumit - Uganda Budwale

Back in July, I received a really cute package from the lovely Esther (and team) at Manumit 

I came across Manumit earlier this year on Instagram, and fell in love with their ethics and their entire ethos towards business and freedom through coffee.

So what's Manumit all about?

Every 30 seconds someone becomes a slave.
Manumit offers dignity and hope to survivors of modern slavery through training and employment.
Our coffee is roasted by men and women who have suffered horrendous exploitation at the hands of traffickers and modern slave traders but are now rebuilding their lives.
At our Cardiff based roastery, we produce excellent coffee that combats modern slavery on 3 levels
- Sourcing specialty coffee beans from ethical, slavery free suppliers.
- Training and employing survivors of modern slavery as coffee roasters.
- Investing all profits in local and international anti-slavery projects.
Together we are providing #FreedomThroughCoffee

On the Manumit website, you can go over and read some of the stories from the brave individuals who have overcome slavery and are trying to rebuild their lives. 

I had the absolute pleasure of having numerous chats with Esther over at the Coffee House Project 2019 (blog post coming soon) and I can honestly say that she is one of the most loveliest, bubbly, and down to earth person I have ever met (and she gives good hugs!) 

Onto their coffee - 

I was very kindly sent over a cheeky little bag of Ugandan, Budwale and damn, was it a treat. 

I played around with a lot of recipes, but came to the conclusion that 17g through a V60, came out amazingly. 

The beans 
Budwale, Uganda
Washed Process
Taste Notes - Milk Chocolate, Citrus, Gorgeous

V60 Brew 

17g of Coffee 
275ml of Water
2 Minute 30 Second Total Brew Time
(including 40ml water bloom for 25 second)

Although it was super delicious with every brew recipe I tried, the 17g recipe, really brought those chocolate notes straight to the surface, with some underlying citrus acidity, it was a perfect well rounded cup. It was incredibly smooth for the entire cup, even as it was cooling.

What Manumit are doing as a company is absolutely incredible - and I cant wait to get more coffee from them (spoiler alert, more blog posts from Manumit coming soon) 

Find Manumit 

Website - here
Instagram - here
Twitter - here 
Facebook - here