Tier 1- Tanzania Natural Mbeya
Tasting Notes: Raspberry, Honey, Star Fruit, Black Tea
Processing Method: Natural
Elevation: 1850 meters
The Grivas family purchased GDM in 2000, and Richard Grivas, son of the estate’s founding father, now supervises the farm. For the past 20+ years, GDM has employed over 200 seasonal workers and supported local smallholders in the surrounding area. Richard has his sights on taking coffee quality a step further with unusual processing methods rarely applied to Tanzania coffee. This natural or dry process green coffee offers roasters a taste of what Tanzania has to offer.
GDM spans 400 hectares and primarily cultivates Bourbon and compact coffee trees. Cherries are hand-picked and hand-sorted for ripeness, then dried on raised beds for around 21 days. There is also a dry mill on the estate where workers deliver dried cherries for further processing.
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