BALANCED ACIDITY, MEDIUM BODY, SWEET LEMON, CREAMY TOAST AROMAS-MEDIUM-MEDIUM/DARK
Growers: Farmers in Mbozi, Mbeya Rural, Ileje, and Rungwe districts
Variety: Bourbon, Typica
Region: Mbeya, Tanzania
Harvest: July-August & September-February
Processing: Wet-processing, sun dried, green coffee is graded/sorted at Tembo’s facility in Mbeyay. Coffees are processed at washing stations and by hand pulpers at individual farmers’ homes, by farmers and farmer groups that adhere to the quality standards of Tembo Coffee Company
Altitude: 1150-2000 meters
Mutwari translates to “chief” in multiple Bantu languages. Like a chief, this coffee embodies its peers, but leads by example and always stands out from the normal FAQ(fair average quality). Mutwari coffee comes from 50 farmer groups & individual smallholder farmers. It is composed of both CPU (central pulpery units-fully washed) and HP (home processed-home washed) coffee throughout the Mbozi, Mbeya Rural, Ileje, and Rungwe districts of Mbeya Region.
Purchased green through Tembo Coffee Company: Tembo Coffee Company was established in 2012 in Mbeya, Tanzania. Our goal was to replicate and expand upon the business model built in 2009 by our sister company, Rwanda Trading Company.
We share a communal belief that profitable and ethical business should go hand in hand. We’re about sustainability – as our over-arching goal, not as a project. Sustainability is better described as shared value. It is the state in which everyone in the coffee supply chain is profitable; in which costs are understood and controlled responsibly; in which the full value of the product is realized and achieved, and profits are distributed to each party commensurate to the value it has added to the final, cupped coffee.