TANZANIA IYENGA MWALYEGO ITUMPI PEABERRY
$11.00 – $21.00
Flavor notes: dark chocolate, brown sugar, tropical fruit, black tea
The Iyenga, Mwalyego and Itumpi Coops, three award-winning cooperatives from Tanzania’s Mbeya and Mbinga regions, contributed coffee to this lot. The coffee was delivered to and curated by Taylor Winch Tanzania, our importer’s sister company on the ground in Tanzania, which works closely with numerous coops offering technical and agronomic support.
About the coops: The Iyenga Cooperative currently has 172 smallholder members and a combined production of 45 metric tons of green coffee. When the collaboration with Taylor Winch started in 2014 Iyenga was selling through the public auction at mainstream prices. Today they have specialty buyers all around the world and they are building a name. Iyenga took 1st place in the 2018/19 Tanzania Coffee Board, Taste of Harvest Competition. Mwalyego Cooperative was registered in 1993 and currently has 164 farmers producing an average of 35/40mt. Since they started their partnership with Taylor Winch they have realized considerable improvements year over year. In 2018 Mwalyego took 6th position in the 2018/19 Tanzania Taste of the Harvest competition.
About peaberry coffee: Peaberry coffee is a naturally occurring mutation found in coffee varieties in which only one bean is present inside of the coffee cherry instead of two. The result? A smaller, rounder, denser bean than its two-seeded counterparts. And because they take on all the flavor of the coffee cherry and don’t “share” it with another half, peaberries are known to be slightly sweeter and more flavorful.
This coffee is heavy-bodied with medium acidity with a syrupy sweet, complex flavor profile that is absolutely stunning.
*Generally, orders are roasted the following Monday and shipped out (or available for pickup) the next day.
*Buy 3 bags and get $3 shipping!