Plums, green tea and nutmeg
Producer(s): 180 smallholders
The farmers around Ipyana in southern Tanzania are fortunate they can use the water from the nearby Nsanya river to process their coffee cherries. This means they can produce exceptional washed coffees in a region where naturally processed coffees are the norm, simply because water is scarce.
Farmers deliver freshly picked cherries to the washing station in the afternoon and the depulper runs until nighttime. The beans then ferment for 48 hours, before being washed. After soaking some more, they will dry on high beds for up to two weeks, being regularly and lovingly turned by hand.
The next goal of the local farmers is to construct their own warehouse, giving them more control over storage conditions of their delicate, high quality coffee.
Trader: Nordic Approach