Tanzania

Kitamu

Raisins, plums, caramel and brown spices.

Full

Delicate

SKU # GEN17TZBC
$4.06
$263.90

Quantity Available Only 77 left in stock

Geography

Kilimanjaro

1400–1800



Producer
This coffee represents producers from across the northern-most part of the Kilimanjaro region



Variety
Bourbon, Kent, R24, S39 and Nyasa



Processing
Washed



Harvest Time
September 2016





The Q graders in our cupping lab scored this coffee 87.



Most African coffees are named after a town, washing station or landmark. But kitamu means “sweet tasting,” in Swahili. The name was chosen by our quality team in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, who were smitten by this coffee’s flavors. The producers of this coffee are generally subsistence farmers who rely of coffee production as their main source of income. Most intercrop their coffee with banana trees, beans, avocado and maize and keep livestock such as chickens, goats and cows. Most use locally made hand pulpers, wash and ferment the coffee in buckets, and then dry it on mats or small raised drying tables.