Tanzania Kilimanjaro Mringa AA
This Tanzania is a delicious offering from Crop to Cup coffee importers. It has a juicy full body, with citrusy grapefruit finish. Hints of cherry and black tea.
Flavor notes: Grapefuit, cherry, black tea
ABOUT THE ORIGIN
Mringa Estate is located on the southern slopes of Mt Meru close to the village of Usa River which is near to the city of Arusha in northern Tanzania. The farm borders and is bordered by Arusha National park, stretching to just a few kilometers from the entry gates. That’s 50 hectares of forested coffee farm, nestled in 50 square miles of national park.
Founded in the early 1900s by German colonial settlers, and later turned over to British settlers, the estate was nationalized during independence in 1961. The next fifty years saw many owners before 2008, when Di Banister and her family moved in; they run it to this day. One of their first additions was a drip irrigation system, a small washing station geared to quality, drying beds, shade nets and covered patios to extend drying times and manage the region’s erratic weather.