Zambia Estate RFA Honey (2020 Crop)

Blackberry plum, chocolate, heavy body
$3.12 / lb $412.70 / bag
Bag Weight 60 KG BAG
Harvest Season 2019/20
Jun 2020
SKU P605632-1
  • 27 Bag(s)
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About This Coffee

This specially prepared honey processed coffee comes from Isanya and Kateshi estates in the Northern province of Zambia. This honey processed microlot from Isanya estate placed 2nd in the 2019 Zambia Taste of Harvest competition, and 4th regional African competition, competing against the winning lots from other origins. 

Country of Origin Zambia
Harvest Season 2019/20
Coffee Grade ZMB CA WA HP
Bag Type Grain Pro / Ecotact
Processing Honey Processed

History of Coffee in Zambia 

The history of Zambian coffee seems familiar: men in Holy Orders of one sort or another arrive and plant seeds. But in the case of Zambia, missionaries did not introduce coffee farming until the 1950s. By the time commercial coffee production began in Zambia, the British had considerable experience in starting and operating coffee plantations in India, Kenya, and elsewhere. Planting coffee was an attempt to decrease a dependence on copper exports. Not surprisingly, the emphasis was on yield and production efficiencies. Plantations were large and orderly, grown in full sun on flat land, and processed in large wet mills wherever possible. Nevertheless Zambia made almost no appearance whatsoever on the world coffee stage until coffee was officially exported for the first time in 1985.  

Growing Coffee in Zambia 

The Northern province has the best conditions for arabica coffee cultivation in Zambia with its relative proximity to the equator and abundant altitude (Mafinga Hills being the highest point in the country at 2,300 masl).  Most coffee grows from 1300 - 2300 masl. Zambia produces both washed and naturally processed coffee and has introduced some honey processing.  A wide range of varieties including Catimor 129, Castillo, Java, and other trial varieties. Specialty grades are AAA, AA, AB and Peaberry. 

  • Status Spot
  • Processing Honey Processed
  • Bag Type Grain Pro / Ecotact
  • Coffee Grade ZMB CA WA HP
  • Country of Origin Zambia
  • Warehouse Continental NJ
  • On Sale No
  • Top Lot No
  • CTRM Contract Number P605632-1

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