Tanzania Mbeya AB
Tanzania Mbeya AB - 12 oz.
Medium acidity with notes of chocolate, citrus, dried fruit
All of our beans are roasted to order and will be shipped within 5-7 days.
Community/mill: Mbozi Coffee Curing Company
Altitude: 1,500–1,750 meters ASL
Processing: Washed, sun dried
Varieties: Bourbon, Kent, KP423, Nyasa
About This Coffee:
This coffee was handpicked by smallholder farmers who are members of the Usongwe, Mwakakum and Umoja wa Songwe cooperatives.
The coffee was delivered to central washing stations, where it was inspected to ensure that only red, ripe cherries had been picked. The cherry then went into water tanks, where floaters were removed and pulped separately, and then through a disc pulping machine and finally a fermentation tank, where it rested until the mucilage was off the beans (12 to 24 hours, depending on the weather).
The beans were then washed in a washing channel, again separated by weight and then moved to raised drying beds where they were evenly distributed and turned regularly. Drying usually takes 10 to 15 days, again depending on the weather. Once dried to 12 percent moisture, the coffee was transported to the local dry mill, hulled, graded by size, hand-picked or color sorted and prepared for export.