Region: Tanzania Farmer:Iloma AMCOS: Iyela Farmer Group Cultivar: Various Arabica Altitude: 1900 - 2100m Processing: Washed Tasting Notes: Kiwi / Spiced Chai / Raisin
12oz 340g | ROASTED IN TROY, OHIO
Iloma AMCOS: Iyela Farmer Group was founded in 2011. In 2016 they decided to set up a CPU, and in 2018 due to the changes in regulations they joined the Iloma AMCOS. The name Iloma results from the two main villages where the farmers live: Mufaumbo and Ilomba. The water comes from the Vidawa river, which is 5km away and fed by gravity pipes. The chairman, Rashid Shikombola, is a respected businessman in the village. With the AMCOS, he rents trucks to other nearby groups and helped to provide electricity in the village. City Mills, the dry mill owned by Neumann Kaffee Gruppe, has also started a coffee club at Msankwi, a local secondary school, where students receive seedlings and meet regularly to learn agricultural practices. The CPU (centralized processing unit/washing station) sits at 1,870 and services the group’s 450 members. Farmers deliver cherry from 2-6pm, and pulping runs from 3-8pm. After being pulped, the parchment is graded into 3 different washing channels, fermented for 24-48 hours, washed, and dried on raised beds for 11-14 days. This past year the addition of a Penagos Ecopulper reduced the number of members needed to manage the washing station from 46 to 16.
We are really enjoying this washed processed African coffee! In the cup we are experiencing amazing complexity with balanced acidity and wonderful flavor.