Region: Hasamba, Masangula, Ndolezi, Lukululu, Nyimbili, Hezya, Sumbaluelu, Ilembo, Nambala villages
Farm: 220 smallholder members of Masangula AMCOS
Process: Fully Washed
Variety: N39, KP423
Harvest Schedule: June-August
Altitude: 1200-1800 metres
Lemon zest, spice, tropical fruit
You're really in for a treat with this special offering from Tanzania. This peaberry selection comes to us from the Masangula AMCOS (Agricultural Marketing Cooperative Society) in southwestern Tanzania. A crisp lemon zest aroma leads to a flavorful and exciting cup: light mango and sparkling citrus, brown sugar sweetness, and depth from an unexpected and playful peppery spice note. This unique, yet approachable coffee reminds us to explore and savor the moment (and maybe another cup).
Established in 2015, 220 smallholder farmers from several local villages are served by the Sombezi factory and Masangula AMCOS. The farmers deliver their coffee as cherry and it is depulped throughout the afternoon and evening. Then it is graded in water channels and soaked for 24–36 hours for fermentation. After washing, it's soaked for an additional 8–12 hours, and then dried on tables for one to two weeks before being transported for export.