Malawi Organic FT Mzuzu Women friendly Cooperative Fully Washed AA/AB+ Arabica raw coffee. 2019 crop year, not the current crop but holding up very nicely.
Bright sweetly balanced acidity, nice smooth body, orange, Sweet, citrus, molasses, clean, light fruit, soft but rich lasting finish.
Roast Aroma: Sugar cane, pineapple, fruit
Dry Aroma: Deep chocolate, Sweet, fruit, orange
Brewed Aroma: Chocolate, Sweet, orange, spice
Growers: Family owned farms averaging 5 Hectares in coffee cultivation
Coop: Mzuzu Coffee Planters Cooperative Union has around 3,500 Members. Mzuzu Coop actively supports gender Equity with approximately 20 percent women members and growing. The Coop encourages women ownership of land and coffee production through education and premium programs as well as involvement in the Coop itself. Mzuzu supports Community projects like constructing a Hospital. They are actively promoting coffee growing Sustainability programs such as Terracing lands and planting Shade trees to reduce soil erosion, and multicrop diversity to enrich the soil, both efforts improve cup quality as well. Mzuzu Members pride themselves on improving the quality of their coffee and have been consistent winners of Malawi coffee competitions, they also have their own coffee shop to showcase the efforts of their Members. Note that much of the coffee in this Region processed by Mzuzu Coop is of the Gesha (Geisha) variety highly regarded for producing award winning (complex and delicious) coffees.
Regions: Chitipa and Mzimba Districts in the Northern region of Malawi
Varietals: Various, including Gesha ( Geisha ), Nyika
Altitude: 1,300 - 2,000 Meters Above Sea Level
Soil: Clay minerals
Processing: Fully Washed and Sun dried
Harvest: June - August