This is a grade AA Plus highly sustainable Arabica coffee originating from Malawi's Mzuzu Cooperative. Producers who are a part of this cooperative are primarily located in the northern districts of Malawi.
From the Mzuzu Cooperative website:
"Our 3000 member farmers (25% women) have been growing coffee since early 1930s. The union comprises of 6 cooperatives: Misuku hill bordering Tanzania where over 50% of our coffee is produced at attitude of between 1700 to 2000m above sea level. Phoka Hills (attitude 1300 -2500m), Viphya hills (1200 – 1500m), Nkhatabay highlands overlooking Lake Malawi (altitude 1000 -2000m), South East Mzimba on the south of Viphya plateau (altitude 1200 to 1700m) and Ntchisi East (altitude of 1200-1800m).
“Our aim is that every smallholder coffee farmer achieves the following:
Decent Accommodation~iron roofed, floored Cement, plastered, Adequate ventilation
Food Security~ three decent meals a day
Adequate warmth~Decent clothing for the family, adequate bedding
Education~ send all children to decent schools”
Our goal is to improve quality of life of our member farmers through sustainable farmer organisations by promoting sustainable, production, processing and marketing technologies.
We promote business diversification at farmer, cooperative and union levels as means of diversifying sources of income. Besides producing coffee through smallholders, the union runs its own Usingini Commercial farm, run coffee shops popularly known as MZUZU COFFEE DENS and also run MZUZU COFFEE SUITES, a family friendly facility (non-alcoholic and non-smoking area).
Leaders in achieving quality life for Malawian smallholder Coffee farmers
World class producers, processors and marketers of speciality and certified coffee through sustainable cooperatives and coffee based farming systems.
OUR STRATEGIC OBJECTIVES
- Promote formation of self sustainable farmer organisations
- Production of Coffee through use of sustainable technologies and facilitating access to finance by producers, cooperatives and the Union
- Processing and Marketing of Coffee and other products on domestic and international markets
- Promote women participation in coffee business at all levels
- Promote business diversification at farmer, cooperative and union levels with aim of self sustaining business at each level
|Farm||Various smallholder farmers|
|Variety||Nyika, Catimor, Gesha|
Tasting notes: Bright with white grape, lime, pineapple, and guava.