ABOUT THE SHIWAKA COOP
Tanzania is best known for its Peaberry coffees, but this AA from Shiviwaka Co-Op in Tanzania is one of the finest African coffees we’ve cupped this year. Established to empower smallholder farmers to get their offers to market, Shiviwaka has been a force for positive change for Tanzania’s coffee growers, their families and communities, and the environment.
An umbrella organization representing the interests of more than 8,500 coffee farmers in Mbeya, Mbozi, Ileje and Rungwe District Councils of Tanzania. In 2009 it got registered as a farmer owned Non-Governmental-Organization under the 2002 NGO Act and in 2014 it was also given a status of a company limited by guarantee and not having a share capital. The organization assists member farmers in optimizing
the marketing of their coffee, to inform them about price fluctuations and quality requirements as well as to establish and maintain contacts with potential overseas
buyers. The organization’s core objectives aims at building local capacity and bringing about agricultural development in coffee and other crops production and good
animal husbandry to the community by the mobilization of their economic, social and professional powers and thereby reducing poverty through broad participation.
Altitude: 1700 meters above sea level
Cultivar: Kent & Bourbon
Screen Size: 17-18
This coffee is great, plain and simple. Offering an aroma of sweet vanilla and coconut joined by rich chocolate and melted butter notes on the palate, its acidity is crisp and citrus-driven. It will remind you of a great Kenya AA coffee.