Producer Organization: Mwika North AMCOS Origin: Tanzania Region: Mwika North Farm: 180 Small Production Farmers Processing: Fully Washed
Elevation: 1400 Meters Above Sea Level
Varietal: Bourbon, Kent, and N39
Cupping Notes: Eloquent Chocolate, Sweet Fruit, Red Wine.
Mwika is a town, referred to by locals as one of the 'gateways' to Kilimanjaro. Coffee was brought to Tanzania by Germans to a place called Kaleme Church in 1835. At this time a man named Zebadoya was rewarded for his service to the Church with a charter to plant coffee, which he brought back to his home in Mwika. While he was technically the only one 'allowed' to plant in this area, coffee started sprouting up in the gardens of his friends, family and neighbors. In 1900's population increased, providing a more labor to help with bigger harvests. These workers took cherrys back to their homes and planted as well, completing the spread of coffee to Kilimanjaro.