CUPPING NOTES: sweet & juicy raspberry, brown sugar with a slight note of citrus.
- Origin: Tanzania
- Region: Igamba District
- Farm: kanji Lalji family farm
- Varietal: Bourbon
Proc. Method: Washed
- 12 ounce bag
Kanji Lalji is a larger estate farm owned by the family of the same name, located near Vwawa town in the Igamba district. While our other Tanzania coffees come from smallholders that form cooperative groups, Kanji Lalji is in a different position. The farm has an experienced agronomist, Eliot Swila, who oversees their unique grafting method to bind the variety called Nylon locally (N39a, a Bourbon type) to drought-resistant Mbozi Compact roots. It's not high-tech in any way, but its beyond the means of the small-holder farmer. And in fact Kanji Lalji does this in a test plot for the government that will ultimately be shared with all farmers if it proves viable to face the seasonal lack of water in the area. All of that is a bit of a fascinating footnote: the lots we selected from Kanji Lalji are from their oldest trees, which are the original Mbozi Mission Bourbon variety. The farm has been managed for decades by Willy, a real character; a 79 year old Swiss expat, sparing with words but clearly a man with a depth of coffee farming experience that shows in everything he does at Kanji Lalji farm.