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Origin Information

Grower
235 coffee producers from communities within Mbozi District
Variety
Bourbon
Region
Mbozi District, Songwe Region, Tanzania
Harvest
June - August
Altitude
1500-1900 masl
Soil
Clay minerals
Process
Fully washed and dried on raised beds
Certifications

Background Details

Tanzania has some of the world’s most commanding landmarks, which include the lowest and highest elevations in all of Africa, the floor of Lake Tanganyika (352 meters below sea level) and Mount Kilimanjaro (5,895 meters above sea level). Likewise, Africa has some of the most renowned coffee profiles in the world and Tanzania stands strong among them. The quality continues to rise as companies like Neumann Kaffee Gruppe (NKG) invest in infrastructure, which includes collective mills called CPUs (central processing unit) where cherry production from small farms is received and then carefully sorted, depulped, fermented, washed and dried. Centrally located CPUs process coffee more consistently and ensure better quality, which results in better prices from the international market and more income for producers. This peaberry lot is sourced from a group of 235 producers located in the Mbozi district within the Songwe region where the bulk of production comes from small family owned farms consisting of just a few acres of land. The rounder shaped peaberry, formed from the maturation of one seed per cherry rather than the typical two seeds, is meticulously sorted during the milling process for its distinct flavor profiles.