1000 Cups Coffee House offers some unusual blends, from a lemon grass infused coffee to a traditional roast that is lightly toasted in clay pots. The owner, Michael Kijjambu, notes of his special blends, ‘These do appeal to the young, free-spending Ugandans.’ Noting that Uganda’s President Museveni has promoted Ugandan coffee at shops in South Africa and Scandinavia, Michael suggested the charismatic leader visit his coffee shop in Kampala. ‘It would have tremendous implications for coffee production and consumption in Uganda,’ Michael predicted. President Museveni took Michael up on the invitation, and along with his entourage and the local press, he visited 1000 Cups Coffee House. After the President’s visit, coffee became the cool drink in Uganda and three new coffee houses opened up.