Tanzania is best known for its peaberry coffees, but this AA from Shiviwaka Co-Op in Tanzania is one of the finest African coffees we’ve cupped this year. Established to empower smallholder farmers to get their offers to market, Shiviwaka has been a force for positive change for Tanzania’s coffee growers, their families and communities, and the environment.
This washed coffee is a great Tanzania, plain and simple. It will remind you of a great Kenya AA – but we haven’t cupped any Kenya this good in a long time.
The nose is sweet vanilla and coconut, with a Honeydew melon note. That sweetness continues on the palate, where the vanilla is joined by rich chocolate and melted butter. The acidity is crisp and citrus-driven, and the body delicate and silky