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Tanzania Ruvuma Peaberry, Mbinga District, Ruvuma

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Tanzania Ruvuma Peaberry, Mbinga District, Ruvuma

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Tanzania has been, and remains, the little southern sister to the coffee powerhouse that is Kenya to the north. Coffea Arabica was introduced as a cash crop to the country by the Germans in the 17th century, and further developed by the British into the early 20th century. The coffee industry in Tanzania has been a victim of governmental policy indecision and meandering, and consequently, it has not developed as successful a brand as other East African countries like Kenya and more recently, Rwanda. All that said, there's really good Tanzania coffee out there, and we go find it for you.

Most Arabica coffee is grown in the far northern reaches of the country, in the foothills of Mount Kilimanjaro, and the southern locality of Mbinga, around Lake Malawi. Tanzania has for somewhat obscure reasons developed a particular export niche around Peaberry grade coffee, and this Ruvuma is a classic example of that.

The cup starts with a dried fruit note of raisins and dates, and evinces some orange sweetness in the middle. It has an abundance of cocoa through the cup. It's good any way you brew it, although it makes an especially excellent breakfast coffee brewed in a simple pour over.

 

Producer: Various Smallholder Farms

Region: Mbinga, Ruvuma

Country: Tanzania

Elevation: 4500 feet

Varietal: Yellow Bourbon, Peaberry Grade

Attributes: Mandarin Orange, Tamarind, Dates

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