PROCESSING: Both washed and naturals are found in Tanzania
HARVEST PERIOD: September – December
ARRIVAL PERIOD: January-April
ANNUAL COFFEE PRODUCTION: 900,000 – 1 Million Bags
A highland region in Western Tanzania, Mbeya’s coffee production is domination by co-op associations of small farmers. These small farmers bring their harvest to washing stations at about 1,750 meters for processing and preparation for export.
A global tourist destination and base camp for Northern Tanzania’s safari circuit. The Great Rift Valley runs through the region from north to south. Coffees tend to have a fine body and bright acidity. Hints of dates or currants are commonly observed.