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Zambia Mafinga Hills Peaberry RFA

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$4.92 / lb $650.80 / bag
Bag Weight 60 KG BAG
Harvest Season 2021/22
Jun 2022
SKU P609343-1
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About This Coffee

The Olam Coffee Estate Company in Zambia was started in 2012. It is both the largest coffee producer in Zambia and now the largest employer in the country.

Country of Origin Zambia
Harvest Season 2021/22
Coffee Grade ZMB CA FW PB
Bag Type Grain Pro / Ecotact
Plant Species Arabica
Processing Washed
Variety Castillo
Certifications Rainforest Alliance

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 Afloat
  • Processing Washed
  • Bag Type Grain Pro / Ecotact
  • Certifications Rainforest Alliance
  • Plant Species Arabica
  • Variety Castillo
  • Coffee Grade ZMB CA FW PB
  • Country of Origin Zambia
  • Warehouse Continental NJ
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  • CTRM Contract Number P609343-1

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