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Origin Information

Grower
Karatu Coffee Estate
Variety
Bourbon, Kent, and SL39
Region
Karatu District, Arusha Region, Tanzania
Harvest
September - February
Altitude
1700 meters
Soil
Volcanic loam
Process
Fully washed and dried in raised beds
Certifications

Background Details

Tanzania Ngorongoro Highland Fully Washed Peaberry GrainPro is sourced from an estate located in the Karatu district, Tanzania. 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) are both located in Tanzania. The Karatu estate is located between these commanding landmarks, with 250 acres of coffee cultivated on the rim of the Ngorongoro crater, which is the largest unbroken caldera in the world and a UNESCO World Heritage Site.  More than 25,000 wild animals, including the largest population of lions, make their home within the crater walls.  The Karatu estate has 50 permanent employees and 200 seasonal employees during the harvest. 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.