Bold, with bright citrus acidity. Dry wine mouthfeel, long finish. Great African character.
From Ruvuma Estate, Tanzania, Fully Washed
This Tanzania Ruvuma Peaberry is sourced from a collaboration of family farms. The Soochak Bush and Tropex collaboration was started in 1999 in Mbinga, Tanzania, near the southwestern corner of Ruvuma. It shares a border with Mozambique and Lake Nyasa (Lake Malawi). One of the African Great Lakes, it is known for its rich soil and the diverse wildlife it sustains.
Soochak Bush and Troprex provide critical support to the small producers, including the operation of a dry mill and logistics to transport and export coffee from the port city of Dar es Salaam, which is more than 1000 kilometers from the Mbinga district. To ensure improved post-harvest processing, Soochak Bush and Tropex have rehabilitated 8 existing wet mills, built 13 new centralized wet mills, and another 8 micro-wet mills. Cherries are hand sorted, soaked so floaters can be removed, depulped, fermented for 2 to 3 days, washed in channels, dried on raised beds, and then sorted again at the dry mill. Farmers are paid for parchment during the harvest and paid a share of profits after export.(from Royal Coffee)