Kitamu means “sweet” in Swahili, and is used to describe a delicious taste,
like this coffee, which is grown in the District of Karatu. Due to its proximity
to the nearby volcanic Ngorongoro Crater, the area’s mineral-rich volcanic soil
and shade provided by tall banana trees create ideal conditions for growing
arabica coffee. Small, independent, farms account for about 90% of
Tanzania’s coffee production. Many farms have been damaged by large
populations of buffalo and elephants. As a result, estate owners and farmers
have spent a great deal of time in the last decade building game channels on
their farms to allow large animals to safely pass through without interfering
with coffee production.
CUPPING NOTES: Cocoa, Brown Spice and Stone Fruit, with a Medium Acidity
and a Full Body; Tangerine and Bright.
REGION: Northern District of Karatu, Arusha Region
ALTITUDE: 1,400 – 1,700 M above sea level
VARIETAL: Bourbon, Kent, and SL32
HARVEST MONTHS: September to January