It’s a new month so it’s time for a new coffee. We’re excited about this Tanzania Mwika Microlot coffee. We’ve never had a coffee from Tanzania in the shop so we were definitely all excited about tasting this one.
We’re roasting this one on the medium range. Flavors we’ve had on the first few cuppings include a juicy body, syrupy sweetness and a blackberry like finish. Lots of fruit here for the fruit-bomb lovers.
About Tanzania Mwika
The Mwika North farmer group is located on the very northern edge of Tanzania in the Kilamanjaro region. You’ve probably heard about that region because there’s a big huge mountain there. Tall mountains make for great coffee growing areas most times and this is no exception. This coffee is grown between 1400 and 1800 meters above sea level.
The producer group started in 1984 and is a member of the larger Kilimanjaro Native Co-operative Union (KNCU) — the very first cooperative in Tanzania. The KNCU was established in 1925, shortly after the arrival of coffee in Tanzania. We’ve sourced this coffee through Genuine Origin, who is working in Tanzania providing education and assistance to farmers through the Volcafe Way (see the post about our Guatemala Trip for more details on that!).
The Coffee Details
ALTITUDE: 1400–1800 MASL
PRODUCER: The approximately 300 members of the Mwika North Cooperative
VARIETY: Bourbon, Kent and Nyasa
PROCESSING: Washed, home processed
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