This coffee is delicious. Not a lot else to say. It's approachable, interesting, juicy, sweet, lingering, and round. We taste Star Anise, Cocoa, Orange and Melon.
Region: Mara, Tarime
Producer: Various smallholder farmers
Varietal: N39, KP423
Altitude: 1750 MASL
Processing Method: Washed
FROM CAFE IMPORTS:
Tarime is in the northern part of Tanzania, between the Serengeti and Lake Victoria. This remote area of the country is relatively self-goverened by the local social groups and tribes, and most of the farmholders own between 2–8 hectares of land, growing coffee on about a quarter of their property (0.5–2 hectares). They also grow other cash crops as well as subsistence crops.
While coffees from this region were historically processed as Naturals due to the terrain and dry environment, Coffee Management Services noticed the potential for high-quality Washed lots and installed a washing station at Muriba in 2013. The mill offers farmers the opportunity to deliver their coffee in cherry form, which can result in quicker payment as well as increased space on their land, as it reduces the need for drying surfaces as well. Coffees are received, sorted, and depulped, then fermented underwater for 12–15 hours before being washed and dried on raised beds for 7–15 days.