• Medium Body
• Malty finish
• Orange and Caramel notes
A couple of years ago since we had a Malawi coffee.
This bean growns in the hills of the Misuku region in Malawi and were produced by the Smallholder Coffee Farmers Trust (SCFT) in the Northern highlands of Malawi using sustainable methods
These beans are a lot darker than usual. They have gone through some fermentation in tanks after careful washing on the same day as harvesting. After 16 to 36 hours in the tanks, the beans are dried on raised tables enabling them to turn a shade of greyish blue. They are then transported to the central hulling plant in Mzuzu, Malawi’s Northern Capital, to be sampled for moisture content, green grading, roast assessment, and liquoring prior to hulling. Coffee is transported through Mozambique for shipment from Port of Beira on the Indian Ocean.
Varieties used are : Catimor 129, Nyika and Geisha!
Filter/Week : Malawi Pamwamba AAA. Roasted Nov 28th
This coffee is grown near the town of Namadzi in the southern Highlands of Malawi, an area better known for producing world class teas. Coffee has been grown here only since the early 1980′s, but with increasing sophistication. The coffee trees, consisting mainly of Catimor and to a lesser extent SL 28 varietals, grow in clay loam at between 3400 to 3800 feet above sea level. The coffee farms all maintain programs to subsidize the cost of housing, health care and education for workers and their families.
Planting coffee is also a soil conservation measure in these areas, where erosion is a widespread problem, as the bushes are planted in contour lines therefore controlling run-off and reducing soil loss. Coffee is mainly planted by smallholders, so it is often inter-cropped with other species in order to supply food to the household. Recently some farmers have started to plant macadamia trees, which can constitute another lucrative income source.
Cherries are harvested at dawn and brought to pulperies before early afternoon. Careful washing and grading is carried out on the same day before the wet parchment settles into separate fermenting tanks. Interesting to note that this Coffee (as with most coffee from Malwi) is transported through Mozambique for shipment from Port of Beira on the Indian Ocean.
What do we taste : Typical Eastern African Touch, Swedish Cinnamon Rolls, Little hint of Lemon Grass and Pine Nuts.
A vibrant and smooth bodied cup.