Tanzania Mbeya AB - Shiwanda Estate (2015)

Chocolate, coconut, citric acidity
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Tanzania
WarehouseThe Annex CA
Lot #PC03360#1
ETA Spot
Bag Weight 60 kg
This coffee comes from the Shiwanda Estate, a historic Tanzanian estate that was revived in 1998 and is located in Mbozi, Mbeya Region of Southern Tanzania between Lake Tanganyika to the north and Lake Malawi to the south. The estate is approximately 1,300 acres, of which 300 is used to cultivate coffee. Coffee from the Shiwanda Estate placed 2nd in the Tanzania Taste of Harvest in 2007. The estate uses the Tanzania Coffee Research Institute (TACRI) varietals. TACRI is committed to improving coffee varietal quality and diversity in Tanzania and helping to revive the Tanzanian coffee industry.Distances in Tanzania are vast - there's almost 1000 kms between coffee producing regions in the North and in the South, same for East and West. The altitudes are up to almost 2000 MASL in many places. 90% of coffee producers are smallholder farmers, owning between 0.5 to 3 hectares, and less than 10% of the coffees are grown at estates. Mbeya/Mbozi and Mbinga (South) in total is close to 50% of production. Similar to Kenya, coffee came with the French missionaries in the late 1800s, and was planted around Kilimanjaro for the most part (there are the Bourbon varieties that are often seen as SLs in Kenya now). In Tanzania, with its Indian influence, the Indian Kent varieties came from Mysore in the 1920s. In general, there are two varieties widely used today, the Bourbon-descended N39 hybrid, and the Kent hybrid KP432, as well as Kent varieties K7 and K9.
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Status Spot
Subregion Mbozi
Farm Name Shiwanda Estate
Producer Type Single Estate
Wet Mill Shiwanda Estate
Dry Mill CMS Ltd.
Processing Washed
Bag Type Grain Pro / Ecotact
Coffee Grade AB
Growing Altitude >1500m