Tanzania is the 18th coffee producer in the world
The flavors of Tanzanian coffee can be divided between the heavy and sweet of naturally processed Robusta and Arabica located near Lake Victoria and washed Arabica with aromas of bright citrus fruits in the rest of the country.
Coffee was imported to Tanzania by Catholic missionaries in 1898.Today, Tanzania grows more Robusty and more Arabica with its variety of Burbon, Kent, Nyassa varieties and the famous Blu Mauntain. sacks in 2011 reach 1 million sacks in 2012. About 20 percent of Tanzania's export earnings come from coffee. Fruit yields from one tree are low, contributing to other growing challenges such as low prices and lack of training and equipment.Dogs all coffee is grown by small farmers on family farms.Around 450,000families are involved in the cultivation of coffee, and in the coffee industry as a whole employing about 2.5 million people.As in some other African countries, coffee is auctioned, but there is a "direct" window open to buyers who wish to buy from the exporters themselves.This window allows higher quality coffees to be rewarded with a higher price, creating a sustainable production cycle in the long run.
Harvesting cherries ripen at different rates. Collectors return to the same tree several times to collect ripe cherries.
- Percentage of the world market: 0.6%
-Main type of coffee:
70% of Arabica with their varieties Burbon, Kent, Nyassa and Blu Mauntain
-Main Harvest for:
ARABICA FROM JULY - FEBRUARY
ROBUSTA FROM APRIL - DECEMBER
-Processing process for:
ARABICA - Myth
ROBUSTA - Natural
-Tanzania is the 18th coffee maker in the world
KAGERA AND BUKOBA are northwest of Lake Victoria, producing Robusta coffee, which is mostly naturally processed in these areas and represents about 25 percent of Tanzania's coffee production.
KILIMANJARO AND ARUSHA in the area around the mountain, due to the high altitude and volcanic soil, are a prerequisite for the production of some of the finest East African coffees.
USAMBA MOUNTAINS these mountains are part of the eastern ARE. Two new types of coffee have recently been discovered here, making the total number of Tanzanian coffee types up to sixteen excellent discoveries for exploration and conservation.
RUVUMA AND MBINGA has great potential for coffee development and cultivation in the Southern Mountains.
MBEYA this area is new to coffee growing. Much of the coffee production in this area is from the younger generation of producers.
Natural Robusta has small and round grains with a straight expression in the center, some with pointed tips.
Robusta tree young coffee Robusta trees grow in sunlight in Tanzania and have broad leaves.
Washed Kent Arabica Kent coffee is imported from India and is planted throughout Tanzania.
Bourbon, Kent, Blu Mountain are a blend of key Tanzanian Arabica varieties with complex and rich aromas
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