Uganda is a landlocked country in East Africa sharing borders with Kenya, Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of Congo. It has a diverse geography including Lake Victoria, the source of the White Nile, and on which the capital, Kampala, is located. There are also the Ruwenzori mountains, tropical lowlands, arid plains, savannah and the lush, populous Buganda region. Uganda gained independence in 1962 and was subsequently dominated by the despotic figure of Idi Amin. Although there are persistent political problems in certain parts of the country, the current government has generally provided economic stability.
Uganda produces both arabica and robusta varieties. The robustas are usually sold on screen size, either as screen 18 or 15 and can offer a neutral medium bodied characteristic. The Arabicas are defined by regions, such as Bugisu, Drugar and Gemuthindu, and offer slightly different characteristics, but all with a medium fruity acidity.