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Tanzania Tweega Coffee

Tanzania Tweega Coffee

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Taste


A delicious Tanzanian speciality coffee, this is sweet and tart yet smooth with a citrus flavour. It has great body, and is almost creamy with hints of cocoa and black cherry. Tweega is excellent in a cafetiere or pour over.


Facts


In Swahili, the word Tweega means giraffe. Coffee is Tanzania's largest export crop and it is thought that ninety-five percent of the coffee produced is done so by smallholder farmers and their families (supporting roughly 4.5million people) who often have small plots of 5 hectares or less. Coffee is grown alongside subsistence crops such as bananas and maize and the remainder of the country's production comes from larger, privately-owned estates. Farmers hand-pick their crop and deliver it to 20 washing stations around the region, all of which adhere to the strict quality standards enforced by TEMBO Coffee, the local processing station. Once there, the cherries are sorted to separate the ripe from the unripe before being pulped to remove the skin. They are then left to undergo dry fermentation for around 12-15 hours to loosen the mucilage before being washed with clean water. The washing process is repeated to ensure the coffee is clean before it is channelled through water to remove any floaters. Finally, the washed beans are taken to raised African beds to dry (which can take around 12-15 days) before being sorted and graded at TEMBO's facility in Mbeya for export.


Arabica seedlings were first introduced to the country in the 16th century from Ethiopia and Reunion (Bourbon) Island where they were traditionally chewed as a stimulant by the Haya tribe who came to use them as money. Following German colonisation in the late 19th century, coffee began to be cultivated as a cash crop and exports increased three-fold in the early 20th century. After WW1 the British took control of what is now modern-day Tanzania and started a coffee programme which saw over ten million seedlings being planted, increasing production further. Current production is some one million bags per year. Tanzania is the fourth largest producer in Africa with nearly 75% of its annual production being Arabica. Today, both Arabica and Robusta are grown in the areas of Kilimanjaro, Manyara, and Arusha in the North-East, Kagera, Mara and Kigoma in the North-West and Mbeya in the South.


Description

Taste

A delicious Tanzanian speciality coffee, this is sweet and tart yet smooth with a citrus flavour. It has great body, and is almost creamy with hints of cocoa and black cherry. Tweega is excellent in a cafetiere or pour over.

Facts

In Swahili, the word Tweega means giraffe. Coffee is Tanzania's largest export crop and it is thought that ninety-five percent of the coffee produced is done so by smallholder farmers and their families (supporting roughly 4.5million people) who often have small plots of 5 hectares or less. Coffee is grown alongside subsistence crops such as bananas and maize and the remainder of the country's production comes from larger, privately-owned estates. Farmers hand-pick their crop and deliver it to 20 washing stations around the region, all of which adhere to the strict quality standards enforced by TEMBO Coffee, the local processing station. Once there, the cherries are sorted to separate the ripe from the unripe before being pulped to remove the skin. They are then left to undergo dry fermentation for around 12-15 hours to loosen the mucilage before being washed with clean water. The washing process is repeated to ensure the coffee is clean before it is channelled through water to remove any floaters. Finally, the washed beans are taken to raised African beds to dry (which can take around 12-15 days) before being sorted and graded at TEMBO's facility in Mbeya for export.

Arabica seedlings were first introduced to the country in the 16th century from Ethiopia and Reunion (Bourbon) Island where they were traditionally chewed as a stimulant by the Haya tribe who came to use them as money. Following German colonisation in the late 19th century, coffee began to be cultivated as a cash crop and exports increased three-fold in the early 20th century. After WW1 the British took control of what is now modern-day Tanzania and started a coffee programme which saw over ten million seedlings being planted, increasing production further. Current production is some one million bags per year. Tanzania is the fourth largest producer in Africa with nearly 75% of its annual production being Arabica. Today, both Arabica and Robusta are grown in the areas of Kilimanjaro, Manyara, and Arusha in the North-East, Kagera, Mara and Kigoma in the North-West and Mbeya in the South.

Details

Flavour Profiles Buttery, Chocolate, Citrus & Lemon, Plum & Berries, Sweet
Roast Profile A light/medium roast delivers the tart citrus acidity & flavour, any darker and they disappear. This is taken to just beyond first crack, then cooled as quickly as possible. This bean needs at least 6 days rest after roasting to develop it's full flavour profile.
Cupping Notes 1. Acidity - bright & clean, citron zest. 2. Sweetness - good sweetness pronounced in the cup 3. Body - plenty of body, almost buttery 4. Balance - Good balance at this roast, different brewing methods amplifies certain characteristics. My favourite in the pour over. 5. Character - a superb coffee, bright sweet & citrus with hints of berry and cocaya.
Origin Notes GRADE - AA ALTITUDE – 1400-2000 masl LOCATION – Mbeya, Southern Highlands PREPARATION - Washed and sun-dried on African beds VARIETY – Bourbon and Typica HARVEST – June to August SHIPMENT – September to February

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Reviews

Slightly bitter and thin taste
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The aroma when grinding suggested it would be bitter and the taste is slightly bitter. The biggest dissapointment is the thin taste, it lacks substance. But you never get a bad coffee from this site - this coffee not the best.
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Delicious and smooth
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Absolutely lovely - so smooth you won't need sugar.

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