Karatu Coffee Estate was established in the early 1920’s by German settlers and then was nationalised during independence in 1961 and bought by the current owners who are a Tanzanian family of Indian descent.
The estate is located about 30km north from Karatu town in the Manyara region of northern Tanzania. The estate borders Ngorongoro Conservation Area, which means animals such as elephants, buffalo and baboons come into the coffee farms!
Harvest season starts late July to late November/early December. Coffees are hand-picked, sorted and run through a disc pulping machine. After washing, the parchment is dried on raised beds before transported to the local dry mill for hulling and grading.
A lovely coffee and great value for a micro-lot.
Featuring Dark Chocolate, Honey, and sweet currants with a hint of cinnamon.
Recommended minimum resting period (post the roast date): 3 days