Tanzania Mara AB - Tarime District
This AB quality coffee is fully washed and comes from the Tarime district of Tanzania. Tarime District is one of the six districts of the Mara regionof Tanzania, East Africa. It was previously known as the "North Mara District". It is borderd from the north to the east by the Kenyan districts of Migori, Trans Mara and Kisii, and to the east by the Maasai Mara game reserve. To the south it is bordered across the Mara River by the Musoma Urban, Musoma Rural and the Serengeti districts and to the west by Rorya District. Distances in Tanzania are vast - there's almost 1000 kms between coffee producing regions in the north and in the south and the same for the east and the west. The altitudes are up to almost 2000 MASL in many places. 90% of coffee producers are smallholder farmers, owning between 0.5 to 3 hectares, and less than 10%of the coffees are grown at estates. Similar to Kenya, coffee came from the French missionaries in the late 1800's and was planted around Kilimanjaro for the most part (there are bourbon varieties that are often seen as sl's now in Kenya). In Tanzania, with it's Indian influence, the Indian Kent varieties came from Mysore in the 1920's. In general, there are two varieties widely used today, the Bourbon-descended N39 hybrid, and the Kent hybrid KP432, as well as Kent varieties K7 and K9.
Processing Description: This is a fully washed coffee, dried in the sun on raised African beds
Cupping Notes: This coffee displays dark chocolate, raspberry, apricot and lime.