Sweet. Complex. Bright.
Tea | Rubarb | Blackberry | Baking Spice
"Tarime is a the capital town of a unique coffee growing area in Tanzania's North Mara district. What makes it unique is the distance of Mara from the other well-known coffee areas around Mount Kilimanjaro and Arusha, as well as the Southern areas of Mbinga and Mbeya. Tarime is between the Maasai Mara National Reserve and Lake Victoria. I knew that the area of Lake Victoria had coffee, but of the robusta species, and from the other side of Victoria near Bukoba. Tarime has a handicap because it is over 1200 km by road to the port at Dar Es Salaam, making for high transport costs over hot, dusty roads. But more remarkable than location is how clean and fresh this coffee tastes: With all the logistics challenges to ship coffee from Dar in general, and Tarime in particular, this is a brilliant arrival! A large bean, AA screen size, this lot is a bit more brilliance in acidic impression than the peaberry, which is a bit more fruit forward. Together they present a unique pairing, showing how different coffee from the same process batch can have distinct flavor profiles."
Region: Tarime Town
Processing: Wet Process (Washed)
Drying Method: Patio Sun-Dried
Image and quote courtesy of CoffeeShrub