This month we are bringing you another world-class coffee lineup. Introducing guests from Tanzania and Malawi. Time to explore this month's speciality coffee.
Moshi - Tanzania
This deliciously fruity coffee is shade-grown by smallholder farms on the slope of Africa’s highest mountain, Kilimanjaro. This majestic mountain plays a large part in the nation's coffee cultivation, thanks to the altitude of its slopes and the richness of its volcanic soils, creating the ideal conditions for farming coffee.
It’s common to see coffee plants growing on farms among banana trees whose leaves help to shade them from the sun. This shade growing reduces the temperature but increases the humidity around the plants, so the coffee cherries mature and ripen more slowly, giving the coffee beans a delicious aroma and full-bodied flavour.
This coffee has lower levels of acidity compared to some of the other coffees we have featured recently. With an aroma of toasted almonds and sweet citrus flavour we recommend this is served as a black coffee, brewed in a cafetière. If you prefer your coffee with a dash of milk this is still a delicious example of African speciality coffee.
Altitude: 1200-1500m above sea level
Mzuzu - Malawi
A bright and balanced coffee from Malawi boasting floral and sweet flavours. Arabica beans grown in Malawi include Catimor, Caturra, Mundonovo and Geisha varietals. Most plants in central and northern Malawi are grown at altitudes of 1,200 to 2,500 metres above sea level.
Mzuzu coffee is famous for its quality and taste. Full-bodied and smooth, it is lightly acidic with a sweet finish. Where Malawian speciality coffee scores well is in having a little more sweetness with notes of berries.
This coffee is a full-bodied medium roast with a fruity aroma and a slight, satisfying acidity. This smooth and rich coffee can be enjoyed as a refreshing espresso or creamy cappuccino.
Altitude: 1200-2500m above sea level
We'd love to hear what you think of this month's guests, get in touch and let us know which one is your favourite. Asante.