Mwika [2021]

Mwika [2021]

At the base of Mt Kilimanjaro is the Mwika Co-op. On the right day the view of the mountain is stunning, however most of the time it is hidden by clouds, which are perfect conditions for great coffee. Our importing friends, Celina and Tony from First Crop Coffee, first visited in 2015 and things have changed so much since then. In 2015 the co-op farmers were all processing coffee individually then delivering dried parchment to be combined into lots for sale. This coffee was good, but had so much potential for improvement. In 2019 the Tanzanian government changed laws around coffee production which limited the ability for small farmers to contribute to the co-op. They needed to repair the pulper at the wet mill and build some drying infrastructure. First Crop Coffee began the Mwika Project which raised and contributed $13,000 to the co-op allowing them to complete the infrastructure works and produce local farmers coffee again. This is still a very young producer in the scheme of specialty coffee and we are excited to see the future of this community. Thanks to our importing friends First Crop Coffee for their awesome work supporting producers and bringing this coffee to you.

PRODUCER :   Mwika Co-op

CROP YEAR :   2020

COUNTRY :   Tanzania

REGION :   Mt Kilimanjaro


VARIETAL :   Bourbon & Nyasa


IMPORTER/PARTNER :   First Crop Coffee


This is just a starting place. We encourage experimenting and breaking the rules.

DOSE :   22g

YIELD :   45g

TIME :   30 seconds

NOTES :   Sticking to a more traditional ratio of 1 : 2. We are finding this lets the acidity shine and the body balance it out nicely.
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This is just a starting place. We encourage experimenting and breaking the rules.

DOSE :   21g

YIELD :   300g

TIME :   6 - 5 minutes

NOTES :   Add 60g of water and bloom for 45 seconds. Then slowly add the remaining water steadily over the next 45 seconds.

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