The coffee from the Kilimanjaro region has slightly less acidity than its cousin – Kenya AA coffee but still exhibits a very fine body and brightness in the cup. Kilimanjaro coffee is also a bit milder than Kenya coffee and often presents a smooth velvety texture with hints of blackcurrant.
The Kilimanjaro AA coffee is from one of the largest and oldest estates in Tanzania, set in the foothills of stunning Mount Kilimanjaro. Situated here in the shadow of Mount Kilimanjaro this plantation also benefits from the unique cooler climate. The land remains well irrigated with glacial run off and the temperatures stay cooler and more moderate. The soil is both volcanic and fertile. The plantations are set over 595 hectares growing approximately 1.2 million coffee trees, also with a remaining 50 hectares planted as shade trees and wildlife corridors.
The AA Kilimanjaro coffee has tasting notes of Golden honey whose sweetness also mingles irresistibly with forest berries and blackberry notes coated with a velvety dark chocolate flavour.
The Coffee Warehouse has a personal connection to this region, as we have a friend by the name of Caroline Goody who runs teaching programs for the youth in Tanzania through an organization called, Umoja.
Umoja, is a Youth Development Education and Empowerment organisation based in Tanzania, East Africa. Umoja provides a holistic program to vulnerable youth. Umoja’s “rights based approach” program includes Life Skills Training that then enables students to gain control over their lives, improve self-confidence and find meaningful employment.
For further information, please take a look at their web site www.umoja.com.au