TANZANIA

Our Coffees

Name Origin Processing Certification
AB Tanzania Washed None Select
PB Tanzania Washed None Select
Meru Tanzania Washed None Select
AB Tanzania Washed Organic Select
AB Tanzania Washed RFA/UTZ Select
Pure Mountain Water Process Tanzania Natural Organic Select
AA FAQ/ CPU Tanzania Washed None Select
AA FAQ/ CPU Tanzania Washed Organic Select
AA FAQ/ CPU Tanzania Washed RFA/UTZ Select

More about Tanzania

Tanzania is home to a diverse culture, landscape and ecology. The country is bordered by Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda and Burundi to the North; and the Democratic Republic of Congo, Zambia and Malawi to the West; Mozambique to the South and the Indian Ocean to the East. Agriculture is very important for Tanzania’s economy with the sector engaging with more than 80% of the country’s population. There are over 120 different tribal groups in Tanzania and rural subsistence farming communitieis reprsent 90% of the total population.

Annual production: 790,000 bags
Altitude range: 1200 - 2500 masl
No coffee farmers: 450,000
Harvest times: July – December
Key growing regions: North Kilimanjaro, Mbeya, Matengo Highlands, Mbinga, Usambara Mountains, Iringa, Morogoro, Kigoma, Ngara, Tarime
Typical varieties: Bourbon, Kent, Catimor, Typica, SL28, Nyassa & N39
Grading system: Sorted by size with AA the largest at Screen Size 17/18, AB at Screen Size 15/16 and PB at Screen Size 16
Processing type: Washed with some Semi-Washed or Honey

Production Information

Coffee is grown throughout Tanzania, the main regions are Kilimanjaro, Mbeya, Mbinga, Usambara Mountains, Kigoma, Kagera and Tarime. Tanzania relies on smallholder farmers for coffee production, with 90% of coffee being grown by 450,000 smallholders on plots averaging between 0.5 – 3 hectares. As of 2018 small holder producers must now be members of cooperatives or unions and deliver coffee to collection points scattered throughout coffee growing regions.

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