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Tanzania Mbeya AB 2018

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$2.55/lb
$165.75 /65lb box
  • Flavor: Cocoa Powder, Brown Spice, Earthy, Black Tea
  • Body: Medium
  • Acidity: Medium
  • Process: Washed, sun dried
  • Moisture: 10.8%
  • Packaging: 65lb box
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Cup Score: 82
Cupping Date: Mar '19

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This coffee was handpicked by smallholder farmers who are members of the Usongwe, Mwakakum and Umoja wa Songwe cooperatives. Geoffrey George Mbemba lives in the village of Mshewe and is a member of the Mwakakum co-op. He is 30 years old and has been farming for 10 years, since inheriting his 1-acre farm (765 trees) from his father. Geoffrey supports his wife, three children and grandmother with his coffee-production income. Last season he was able to produce 250 kgs of green coffee from his farm, earning more than 1 million Tanzania Shillings (about $440) in profit, which he plans to use, in part, to plant another acre in the coming season.

GEOGRAPHY:

Region Mbeya

Altitude 1500-1750

PRODUCER:

Members of the Usongwe, Mwakakum and Umoja wa Songwe Cooperatives

VARIETY:

Bourbon, Kent, KP423, Nyasa

PROCESSING:

Washed, sun dried

HARVEST TIME:

July-September 2017

Cupping: Arrival Sample

  • Date: June '18
  • Flavor: Black Currant, Dark Chocolate, Earthy, Tropical Fruit
  • Body: Heavy
  • Acidity: Mild
  • Score: 81.25

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