Tanzania Ngila Estate

This is the first coffee from Tanzania that we've loved in a long, long time.

Located about 3 hours from Arusha, high in the cloud forest that surrounds the Ngorongo Crater next to the Serengeti, Ngila Estate is recognized as a leading farm for quality in all of Northern Tanzania. They placed in the 2021 Alliance for Coffee Excellence auction, setting record prices and showing the world what Tanzania is capable of. The estate was established in the early 1920s by German settlers, then bought in 1992 by the Rudolph Meyer family who have invested heavily in technology like drip irrigation and eco-pulpers.

This washed coffee was grown at 1800 MASL and is of Bourbon and Kent varietals. We get fantastic notes of dark berries with a honey sweetness and kumquat acidity. 

 

(the illustration is part of a series by Patrick Hruby highlighting UNESCO World Heritage sites in the countries of origin from which we buy coffee. This is Mt. Kilimanjaro.)

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