The cup: Savory with herbal, cucumber and cocoa flavors.
The Mshewe AMCOS is located in Tanzania’s Mbeya region and represents over 100 smallholder members from the surrounding area. The average farm size is about 1-2 hectares and during the harvest season, members deliver freshly-picked cherries throughout the day. Once enough cherries are purchased, the cherries are sorted, pulped and soaked overnight. The next morning, the coffee is washed, graded, and moved to raised beds where it is dried for an average of 7-14 days. Once the drying process is complete, the coffee is stored in bags on pallets in the warehouse.