Origin Information

Grower
Mzuzu Coffee Planters Cooperative Union
Variety
Gesha, Nyika
Region
Chitipa & Mzimba District, Northern Region, Malawi
Harvest
June - August
Altitude
1,300 – 2,000 meters
Soil
Clay minerals
Process
Fully washed and dried in the sun
Certifications

Background Details

This coffee is sourced from family-owned farms organized around the Mzuzu Coffee Planters Cooperative Union, which is an umbrella organization operating in the North Region, Malawi. The Northern Region shares a border with Lake Malawi, one of the African Great Lakes known for its rich diversity of wildlife. The Mzuzu cooperative provides support to 3000 members in six regional cooperatives where the average producer cultivates .5 hectares of land. The Mzuzu cooperative emphasizes gender equity and supports community improvement projects, including the construction of a hospital with the help of coffee premiums.