Tanzania Mbeya Sungura Peaberry
Pronounced sweetness, honey and fruit notes, with citrus and tea accents at the outer edges. Dark chocolate liqueur and licorice hints in more developed roasts.
Processing: Wet Process
"Sungura" is the name of the coffee washing station, or "CPU" (coffee processing unit) located in Mbeya, southern Tanzanian Highlands. Sungura is one of several Farmer Business Groups (FBG) in the regions, essentially a cooperative effort by smallholder coffee farmers to pool resources, processing and marketing of their crop. In a place like Tanzania, where small holders may only produce a few bags of coffee, FBG's give farmer members the opportunity to combine lots together, which in this case, affords them the resource of processing coffees on big machinery rather than by hand - a tedious task that would be necessary for processing small amounts of coffee. The station sits at around 1650 meters above sea level and coffee is grown up to 2000 meters. This area is primarily planted in bourbon, and this particular lot is fully washed.
Description from Coffee Shrub.