In specialty coffee, Tanzania has been long known for its peaberry, often the only Tanzanian coffee on offer from most roasters, but that is changing. Olam has brought its integrated supply chain approach to the region, an approach that not only helps ensure quality, but provides an opportunity to increase sustainable practices. Such is the case with Olam’s Aviv Coffee Estate in southern Tanzania.
Aviv reached one of several sustainability milestones planned for the estate, planted with 1,025 ha of coffee, in August 2016 when it achieved conformity with core criteria for the International Water Stewardship Standards (IWSS) established by the Alliance for Water Stewardship (AWS). Aviv is the first site in Africa to do this.