Notes of Dark Chocolate, Brown Sugar, Tropical Fruit, Black Tea
About the Coffee…..
The Iyenga, Mwalyego and Itumpi Coops, three award-winning cooperatives from Tanzania’s Mbeya and Mbinga regions, contributed coffee to this lot. The coffee was delivered to and curated by Taylor Winch Tanzania, our sister company on the ground in Tanzania, which works closely with numerous coops offering technical and agronomic support.
The Iyenga Cooperative currently has 172 smallholder members and a combined production of 45 metric tons of green coffee. When the collaboration with Taylor Winch started in 2014 Iyenga was selling through the public auction at mainstream prices. Today they have specialty buyers all around the world and they are building a name. Iyenga took 1st place in the 2018/19 Tanzania Coffee Board, Taste of Harvest Competition. Mwalyego Cooperative was registered in 1993 and currently has 164 farmers producing an average of 35/40mt. Since they started their partnership with Taylor Winch they have realized considerable improvements year over year. In 2018 Mwalyego took 6th position in the 2018/19 Tanzania Taste of the Harvest competition.
Tanzania is the one of largest country in Africa by area and Arabica coffee production is around 650,000 bags (over 85 million pounds) per year – as much as its better-known neighbor, Kenya. However, the Tanzania has long been in the shadow of the countries it borders.