TANZANIA: Itumpi AA - Single Origin - 100% Arabica

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  • Country: Tanzania
    Region: Mbozi, Songwe
    Producer: Itumpi AMCOS
    Elevation: 1600 - 1680 MASL
    Variety: Bourbon / Kent
    Process: Fully Washed
    Screen Size: 15+
    Tasting Notes: Black Tea, Rosehip and Vanilla.
    Harvest: May - August
    SCA Cup Score: 84

    Tanzanian coffee remains dear to our company heart as it was on the very first green bean order seven years ago. Tanzania always proves to be a treat and this one is no exception.

    This particular offering is from the Itumpi co-operative, founded in 1983 in southern Tanzania. Over the years, the Itumpi AMCOS co-operative have funded many new projects at their Songwe facility, such as new wet mill and an educational program for young farmers in Tanzania to get involved with project coffee. On this occasion, we have decided to go for an AA offering from its co-operative, AA standing for the largest screen size in said particular country - notes showcased are black tea, rosehip and vanilla - a sweet and complex cup, great for filter or Aeropress.

    The co-operative combines two varietals, Kent, a well-known mutated variety of Typica, found mostly in African countries, such as Tanzania and Malawi. The other variety is Bourbon, named after the now French island of Reunion, which is possibly our favourite to roast, due to its consistency of even batches.


  • Country: Tanzania
    Region: Mbozi, Songwe
    Producer: Itumpi AMCOS
    Elevation: 1600 - 1680 MASL
    Variety: Bourbon / Kent
    Process: Fully Washed
    Screen Size: 15+
    Tasting Notes: Black Tea, Rosehip and Vanilla.
    Harvest: May - August
    SCA Cup Score: 84

    The Producers

    Established in 1983, the Itumpi Cooperative is located in south­ern Tanzania, in the Songwe region, east of Mbeya. Like many coffee cooperatives, Itumpi collects other grain crops such as maize. Farmers handpick the coffee cherries and proceed with a first sort­ing to remove unripe and overripe cherries, as well as foreign ob­jects. after being delivered to the wet mill, where they go through a second sorting, cherries ferment in soak pits up to 72 hours before drying on raised beds for an average of nine to twelve days.

    In the recent years, the Itumpi cooperative has been following a new strategy to improve the quality of their coffee. They started some rehabilitation work on its wet mill facilities. They are also investing in training their farmers through educational programs. Volcafe’s sister company in Tanzania has been supporting them through technical coffee processing training as well as coffee growing advices from the Volcafe Way program, including new and innovative processing methods, such as fermentation.


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