Tanzania Peaberry Kalonge
Blue Mountain, Bourbon, Kilimanjaro, and LuwiroShould arrive by the end of Nov or 1st week of December 2022.
Flavor Notes: Sweet and savory with a heavy mouthfeel, chocolate, and cedar flavors.
A classic espresso blend would be 1/3 Tanzania Peaberry, 1/3 Indonesian, 1/3 Brazil or Central American.
- Origin: East Africa
- Region: Tanzania, Mbeya
- Farm: PB Top Kalonge Coffee Farm
- Variety: Blue Mountain, Bourbon, Kilimanjaro, and Luwiro
- Altitude: 1570 masl
- Process: washed
Harvest/Shipping: May - September
- Arrival: 2022
- Certifications: n/a
The Kalonge farm is located in the Mbozi subregion, in the Mbeya region of Tanzania. This farm is nearly 100 hectares and planted in almost 100,000 trees with shade crops growing among the coffee. It produces fully washed coffees. Ripe cherries are harvested during the day and delivered to the mill in the afternoons and the cherries are processed that evening. After depulping, the coffee is graded using channels and then fermented for an average of 8 hours before being washed. After this, the coffee is soaked for about 8-12 hours and then placed on raised beds for 8-14 days to complete the drying process, where it is moved consistently to ensure uniform drying throughout the lot.
Fully washed coffees from Tanzania are put through a fermentation process, while washed coffees are typically mechanically demucilaged. Fully washed lots are typically depulped the same day they are harvested, then fermented in cement tanks for anywhere from 24-72 hours. They are then washed clean of mucilage and sorted through water channels before completing the rest of the drying process.