12 oz for $15.50 ($0.0456/gram)
"BACKGROUND This coffee comes from smallholders who belong to the Mamsera, Mahida and Kirwa Keni cooperative groups in the Kilimanjaro district all at an altitude between 1350-1750 meters above sea level. These cooperatives deliver their coffee to the Rafiki Coffee Mill, which completes the production of nearly 60 percent of all coffee in northern Tanzania. The Kirwa Keni cooperative, in the Rombo district, was established in the 1980s as a member of the Kilimanjaro Native Cooperative Union (KNCU) the first and oldest co-op in Tanzania, dating to 1925. The Mamsera cooperative is led by Mrs. Mary Shayo, its acting secretary, who is known to many as simply Mamsera. The cooperative is renowned for producing some of the best coffees in the country, thanks in large part to Mary’s leadership. PROCESSING These beans are fully washed. Coffees prepared via this process tend to be bright, and generally make a very clean cup. In this method, the farmer picks a ripe cherry, which is then taken to the wet mill where it is pulped. Pulping is the removal of the outermost fruit skin. Next it is put in water with any floaters being discarded as defects. The coffee is then fermented and washed to remove any remaining fruit. It is then sun-dried to 11.2% moisture content. The parchment stays with the green bean until it is milled at the dry mill, after which it is ready for sorting, grading, bagging, and export. FLAVOR This Genuine Origin sustainable coffee has an elegant body, and a bright acidity with prominent flavors of black cherry, dark chocolate, and caramel. The depth of flavor this peaberry has, along with a clean finish, makes it a customer favorite on pour over."