Coffee Country Profile: Tanzania

Coffee Country Profile: Tanzania

 Tanzania, the home of Mount Kilimanjaro and Mount Meru and  where some of the best coffee is grown. All regions within Tanzania produce their own type of coffee because the hilly and mountainous environment that give coffee trees to grow, especially around Mount Kilimanjaro!  

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Mount Kilimanjaro has grown delicious coffee beans due to the elevation of the trees grown there! The country can produce around 30,000-40,000 metric tons per year making coffee the major export!

Flavors of Tanzanian Beans

Tanzania coffee beans have different flavors depending on the region they are grown and produced in. The coffee beans that grow near Mount Kilimanjaro have a similar floral taste to Ethiopian Beans that were washed. Still soooo delicious. The flavors can vary from being:

  • Fruity
  • Floral 
  • Chocolatey

Roasting the beans are key to the flavor! A medium roast will give a floral flavor and a dark roast will give that spicy or berry flavor! 

 

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Regions Coffee Beans are produced

The major growing regions in Tanzania are the following:

  • Arusha
  • Kilimanjaro 
  • Ruvuma 
  • Mbeya

The famous Tanzania Peaberry Coffee is very well known and a rare coffee that only grows in the Mbeya Region. 

 

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Here at Earthgrounds, we offer Tanzania Coffee from the Mbeya Region which is in the southern part of Tanzania. The way their coffee tastes is floral, jasmine-y, and fruity. Click the photo below to learn more about our Tanzania Coffee!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For more information about coffee from Tanzania, check out these references that we used to help us write this blog:

https://espressocoffeeguide.com/gourmet-coffee/arabian-and-african-coffees/tanzania-coffee/#origin-facts (n.d) Espresso Coffee Guide


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