This month’s coffee comes from the Pezuru Estate in Zimbabwe. The Estate totals a size of 294 hectares, with a quarter of the farm still under natural forest. It is a multi-purpose estate with only 45 hectares, the first seedlings being planted in 1962.
Its location next to the Chiremba Dam provides support for the irrigation of coffee during the long May to October dry season.
This coffee is a mix of Catimor and Caturra varieties from which the coffee is blended to provide a uniform quality. The quality of farm management leads to meticulous standards for ripe cherry-picking and processing, ensuring the quality of the cup.
The handpicking and wet processing of the coffee occur onsite at the farm’s pulpery, with sun drying on the trellis platforms.
This coffee has a smooth subtle body with light nutty and citrus flavours.
- Region: Zimbabwe
- Altitude: 1,100 to 1,300 MASL
- Processing: Washed, Sun-dried
- Variety: Catimor and Caturra
- Tasting Notes: smooth, subtle body with light nutty, citrus flavours.
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