This coffee imported by our friends at Genuine Origin and roasted by Outpost.
Genuine Origin - This blend of AB coffee was curated by Taylor Winch Tanzania, our sister company in Tanzania. Taylor Winch works closely with numerous coops offering technical and agronomic support. This lot is a blend of AB coffees from some of the strongest coops in Tanzania's Mbinga and Mbeya regions. The Iyenga Cooperative currently has 172 smallholder members and a combined production of 45 metric tons of green coffee. When the collaboration with Taylor Winch started in 2014 Iyenga was selling through the public auction at mainstream prices. Today they have specialty buyers all around the world and they are building a name. Iyenga took 1st place in the 2018/19 Tanzania Coffee Board, Taste of Harvest Competition. Mwalyego Cooperative was registered in 1993 and currently has 164 farmers producing an average of 35/40mt. Since they started their partnership with Taylor Winch they have realized considerable improvements year over year. In 2018 Mwalyego took 6th position in the 2018/19 Tanzania Taste of the Harvest competition. Kimuli Cooperative was started in 1993 serving 9 villages with 3 washing stations. In 1998 they started working with Taylor Winch on agronomy trainings, processing and certification. They are focused on quality and continue to invest in and improve their 3 washing stations.
A tremendous washed coffee from farmer Tsegaye Maka imported by our friends at Keffa Coffee and roasted by Outpost.
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We believe in small businesses, working hard and growing together. We built Keffa from the ground up, and we understand that what every new business needs are someone to believe in them. We work with roasters of all sizes, those who are brand new and those who are well-versed.
Our top priority is supporting and sustaining the people behind the beans by working with origin partners who pay higher than average wages and who treat workers fairly.
On the ground in Ethiopia, Keffa’s licensed Q-grader Tsega Melesse cups every lot before we purchase and send us samples and celebrate our cupping score. She also coordinates export logistics with our exporters for expedited shipments.
Drawing on decades-long relationships, we work closely with our partners to make sure each coffee we import is up to our standards. Through these close connections, we can improve processing methods, export sorting and bringing coffees to the level of Zero Defect. We are deeply invested in and committed to the growth of the specialty coffee community.