Varietal(s): Bourbon, Kent & other local varieties
Processing: Fully washed & sun dried on raised beds
Altitude: 1500 -1620m.
Owner: Smallholder farmers, members of the Nambala Agricultural Marketing Cooperative Society (Nambala AMCOS)
Cupping Notes : Notes cashew, gooseberry and sugar cane
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Delivery via Colissimo or Mondial Relay
287 farmers bring their crop to Vwawa, a town located close to the borders of Zambia and Malawi, to sell it through the AMCOS cooperative.
Farms in the region tend to be very small. Most farmers keep one or two pigs or cows and some poultry. In addition to coffee, many grow maize, peanuts and beans. Maize provides by-products like mulch for the coffee trees, while livestock manure is a useful fertilizer.
This coffee is primarily made from home-processed coffee, with cherry harvested by hand and sorted before pulping at the producer’s farm. These farmers have been trained by the government, to make sure the coffee parchment delivered to the processing unit is up to standard.
After pulping, the coffee is placed into fermentation tanks to remove the remaining pulp. Here the beans will remain for 2-3 days. Once fermentation is complete, beans are washed in cool clean water and laid out on raised beds to be dried, for 7 to 12 days.
Once dried, the coffee makes its way to the cooperative’s processing unit. The beans are milled- coffee parchment is removed- and the beans are ready for roasting!
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