Tanzania honey mielado Kent AB+ Edelweiss Estate

Afloat (expected arrival: 07/01/2024)
Quantity Available: 12 GrainPro bags of 60kg
SKU
103287.3-1684
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Unit of Measure GrainPro bags of 60kg
Status Afloat
Warehouse On Ship
Bag Type Grain Pro
ETA Jul 1, 2024
Crop 23/24
Batch 103287.3
Variety Kent
Region Ngorongoro Crater
Process Honey Processed
Grade AB Plus
Producer Edelweiss Estate

Despite not being as known as its neighbors, Tanzania is actually the fourth-largest coffee producer in Africa, behind Ethiopia, Uganda, and Cote d’Ivoire. In fact, since the 19th century, coffee has been one of the country’s most important exports. Coffee is mainly grown in the north, on the slopes of the scenic Mount Kilimanjaro, and in the south, home to producing regions such as Mbeya, Mbinga, and Mbozi.

This coffee comes from Edelweiss Estate, located at the edge of the Ngorongoro Conservation Area and surrounded by indigenous forests. The farm, which stretches from 1,650 - 1,820 meters above sea level, was founded by German settlers around 1900, taken over by the British administration after World War II, and bought by Mr. BN Vohora in 1969.  As the farm is located in a very remote region in Northern Tanzania, the Vohora family aims to engage with the surrounding community. They run various sustainability projects to support the local community and protect the natural environment. They provide apprenticeships at the farm, support local schools, and founded nurseries for their employees‘ children.

 

Additionally, the farm shares a green border with the Ngorongoro Conservation Area. As a result, elephants and buffalos cross the coffee plantation regularly, challenging the farm and its delicate trees.

The trees flower between November and February and the harvest starts in early July. At their wet mill, cherries undergo different processing methods. This coffee, for instance, underwent honey processing. Coffees are de-pulped but not washed, keeping their natural sugary layer of mucilage when they undergo fermentation and then drying. The result is a cup that combines the crispiness and brightness of a washed coffee while sharing the fruitier notes found in natural coffees.

Tanzania stuns with a broad mix of wildlife, cultural abundance, and natural superlatives. Ever since the early 1900s, the people in Tanzania have protected their country's natural beauty. Today, about 38% of the country's territory are official national parks or conservation areas. Add to that a spectacular coastline and the snow-peaked Kilimanjaro in the north. Experience the colorful blend of languages and cultures and you will fall in love with Tanzania just like we have. Amidst this diversity, some of the finest African coffees with complex cups are grown.

Tanzanian Arabica coffee production is mostly found around the Kilimanjaro in the north and the southern highlands of Mbeya and Ruvuma. Trees are grown 1,000 to 2,500 meters above sea level on the mountainous slopes under the shade of banana trees.

Arabica coffee makes up to 70% of the country's production. Robusta is mainly grown west of Lake Victoria at 800 to 900 meters above sea level in the Kagera region. The major share of coffee is produced by smallholder farmers. Only about 10% of total production comes from larger estates such as the Machare Estate in the Kilimanjaro region.

Tanzanian coffees tend to be pleasant in aroma, rich in acidity and body. Their sweet taste is enriched through balanced flavors thanks to mineral nutrients from volcanic soils.

 

CONTINENTAfrica
COFFEE REGIONSNorth (Kilimanjaro), South (Mbeya), Bukoba
COFFEE ALTITUDES1,050 – 2,000 masl.
VARIETIES -
HARVEST PERIODJun – Dec
COFFEE FARMSSmallholders and plantations
AVERAGE FARM SIZE0.5 – 5.5 ha
YEARLY PRODUCTION (IN 60KG BAGS)926,000 
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