Zambia Estates Lactic Fermentation Honey

As per sample
Lot # P608530-3
Qty Available
Bag Weight
Continental NJ
160 bags
Nov 2021
Zambia Estates Lactic Fermentation Honey is available to buy in increments of 1

About this Coffee 

Zambia Estates is comprised of three main estates: Ngoli, Isanya, and Kateshi. Coffee is cultivated within 2,200 Ha, at an altitude of 1300-1500masl. The Zambia Estates produce Catimor 129, and specialty varietals such as Java, Miracle and Marsellesa. Processing ranges from fully washed, natural and honey. These coffees are Rainforest Alliance Certified, UTZ and 4C. 

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. 

More Information
Harvest Season 2020/21
Status Forward
Subregion Northern
Farm Name Zambia Estates
Producer Type Single Estate
Processing Washed
Processing Description Honey Extended Fermentaton w/ Yeast and Lactic Acid
Bag Type Grain Pro / Ecotact
Certifications Rainforest Alliance, UTZ
Plant Species Arabica
Growing Altitude 1300-1500m
Warehouse Continental NJ
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