Zambia AAA/AA Mafinga Hills RFA - Kateshi & Isanya Estates
The Mafinga Hillls in Zambia's northern province are home to the country's highest peaks, where altitude and ancient volcanic soils help produce the citrus and clove flavour profiles that characterize this AAA/AA graded RFA certified coffee. Kateshi Estate, near the region's capital city of Kasama, grows nearly 800 hectares of coffee above 1300 masl. near the border of Tanzania, Isanya Estate grows 1600 hectares above 1500 masl. Coffees from both estates are milled at the Kateshi mill and are blended to create this unique coffee from the home of smoke that thunders. Long before Dr. Livingston arrived to name the Victoria Falls after the queen, the people that lived around this wonder of the natural world for generations had already named it appropriately, "the smoke that thunders." The falls thunder into the Zambesi River, which flows east towards Mozambique. but before the river crosses the border, take a left and head north up the Luangwa River. you'll move through rich land in biodiversity, including the world's largest concentration of hippos. As the river meanders and the altitude rises you will eventually arrive at the source of the Luangwa, 1500 meters up the Mafinga plateau, which is also a source of estate grown coffee.
Region: Northern Province
Sub-region: Mafinga Hills
Producer: Kateshi & Isanya
Producer type: Single Estate
Coffee Grade: AAA/AA
Growing Altitude: 1300-1500m
Certifications: Rainforest Alliance
Cupping Notes: This coffee displays Lemon, Pear, apple and clove.