This is a review of the Nespresso Amaha awe Uganda coffee capsule for the Original Line. This capsule is available for both Original Line and Vertuo Line. The coffee is part of Nespresso’ Reviving Origins line of coffee, and was first introduced in the beginning of August 2020 in the US.

The coffee is single origin coffee from the Rwenzori Mountains of the Western region of Uganda. Nespresso uses a split roasting technique with both a dark and medium roast.

In the summer of 2021, Nespresso did a redesign of the sleeves of all of the Reviving Origins coffee, and the front opening sleeve for the Amaha awe Uganda now looks like the below picture:

See this link: for pictures of the Rwenzori Mountains in Uganda showing where and how the coffee cherries are picked. National Geographic photographer Rena Effendi take a lot of photographs for National Geographic regarding the Reviving Origins program.


The Amaha awe Uganda has flowery smells, a hint of caramel and I guess what would be sandalwood fragrance – although I truly haven’t smelled sandalwood personally.


The Nespresso Amaha awe Uganda is an intense coffee with slight bitter tastes to it. The Amaha awe Uganda has a medium to dark crema color and medium thickness. It has hints of flower taste to it. The coffee is slightly thick in the mouth and has a sweet aftertaste.

NOTE: In the summer of 2021 I’m noticing different tastes to the Amaha awe Uganda. It’s like flowery and woody tastes, with sweet notes at first and very light sour after notes. The sour after notes are pleasant.


The Nespresso Amaha awe Uganda is an awesome intense coffee, and so far one of my favorites for the Reviving Origins series coffees. At a price of $1.10 USD a capsule, you’ll probably want to try this coffee first compared to the other Reviving Origins coffees.

NOTE: In the summer of 2021, the Amaha awe Uganda is no longer my favorite, and I’m liking the Kahawa ya Congo much better than this one. The Tamuka mu Zimbabwe is definitely the winner for summer 2021. I highly recommend it.

Checkout my Nespresso Reviving Origins article for more information on Reviving Origins and my reviews of other Reviving Origins coffees.