Raspberry & Orange with cocoa butter finish
Fully washed and dried on African beds
1670 - 1950 masl
Kent, Bourbon & N39
Various smallholder farmers
This coffee is soft and clean with notes of berries and citrus leading on to pleasing and light cacao-like finish .
In Tanzania AA refers to the size of the bean, with AA being the largest bean size. This lot of coffee from Mbeya is comprised of only is only the largest beans.
All of the farmers in Iyenga village (from which most of the cooperative members hail) are very small scale and grow coffee on five hectares or fewer (most only have a hectare or so). In addition to coffee, many grow maize, peanuts and beans. The majority of farmers often keep one or two cows and some poultry, as well. Iyenga Cooperative members ensure the soil remains fertile by adopting the best agricultural practices, upon which they are advised by the cooperative. These practices include preventing soil erosion through dual cropping, using mulching materials and applying compost on a regular basis at optimal times.