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Tanzania FTO Robusta - Kaderes

Dark chocolate, good body, date, mild fruits
$2.44 / lb $322.75 / bag
Bag Weight 60 KG BAG
Harvest Season 2020/21
Status Spot
Lot Number P609055-1
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About This Coffee

KPD is a coffee cooperative located in Karagwe, Kagera formed to support Robusta farmers in region with over 4,000 members. Their demonstrates a demand for high-quality, FTO Robusta. This is Fair Trade and Organic certified Robusta coffee is grown in the Bukoba highlands in northwest Tanzania near Lake Victoria and the borders of Uganda and Rwanda. Members of KPD are smallholder farmers growing coffee above 1,500 meters on an average of 2.3 acres of cultivated land. Most farmers intercrop with maize, beans, and fruit trees, providing good biodiversity, soil health and shade canopy for coffee trees.  

Country of Origin Tanzania
Harvest Season 2020/21
Coffee Grade TZA CR WA
Bag Type Grain Pro / Ecotact
Plant Species Robusta
Processing Washed
Region Karagwe District
Growing Altitude >1500m
Certifications FLO Fairtrade Certified, Organic certified

History of Coffee in Tanzania

Like other coffee growing regions in East Africa, it seems likely that coffee may have been known as a garden crop grown for barter and consumption (chewing rather than brewing) as early as the 16th century. German occupiers introduced commercial cultivation of at the end of the 19th century and coffee became an exported cash crop. Following WWI, the British took control of the region and the estate model was firmly established for coffee. During the transition years from British “protection” to independence, coffee farming cooperative began to emerge and would eventually dominate coffee production after formal independence in 1961. Today, 95% of coffee farmers are smallholders, growing coffee on less than 5 acres of land.

Growing Coffee in Tanzania

Exports from nearly every coffee growing country in Africa are lower now than they were twenty years ago. The most notable exception is Ethiopia, where coffee exports have reached 3 million bags, nearly double the number in 1997. Less dramatic, but nevertheless unique for Africa, is the strong and steady growth in Tanzania. Taking the average number of bags exported annually 2007-2017—to account for crop fluctuations—Tanzania experienced an increase of 11 percent over the previous 10 years. That might not seem like much until you consider that only two other African countries have experienced growth by the same measure, Ethiopia (37%) and Uganda (1%). Tanzania broke the million bags exported ceiling for the first time in 2009 and did it again in 2013. This increase in exports has coincided with a near 600 percent increase in domestic coffee consumption over twenty years. The only coffee growing country to experience a more dramatic increase is Vietnam, where domestic coffee consumption has grown by 700 percent over the same period.

  • Status Spot
  • Region Karagwe District
  • Processing Washed
  • Bag Type Grain Pro / Ecotact
  • Certifications FLO Fairtrade Certified, Organic certified
  • Plant Species Robusta
  • Coffee Grade TZA CR WA
  • Growing Altitude >1500m
  • Country of Origin Tanzania
  • Warehouse Continental NJ
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  • CTRM Contract Number P609055-1