Tanzania - Mount Meru (BLACKBERRY, TREACLE, FUDGE)
Home to Lake Victoria and Mount Kilimanjaro, Tanzania is perhaps less known for its coffee than its East African neighbours Ethiopia or Uganda, despite it being the country’s no 1 export. Tanzania’s hillside and mountain communities do, however possess a rich history of producing high scoring Arabica coffees, one of which we are lucky enough to be supplying this season. The Burka Coffee Estate is one of the country’s oldest farms located on the fertile slopes of Mount Meru, a short drive from Mount Kilimanjaro. The farm repeatedly produces a high quality, bright, and vibrant crop. They have also made significant investments in being an ecologically sustainable producer as well as an ethical employer. All permanent staff are provided with housing and salaries set at least 20% above minimum government requirements. They are also provided with social security, labour union membership, free education and onsite healthcare. A great example of an ethical coffee producer we are thrilled to have discovered and proud to partner with.
|Tasting Notes||Blackberry, Treacle, Fudge|
|Region||Mount Meru, Arusha|
|Producers||Burka Coffee Estate Ltd|
Blue Mountain & Matmar
|SCA rating */100||86|