Episode 710

This coffee was sourced from Mama Aya and her farm Shaji in Mbozi, south-west Tanzania. This lot is part of a woman producer initiative operated by Communal Shamba, a social enterprise founded solely by young Tanzanians. 

Up front this is candied lemon zest - white sugar over the fresh zing of lemon. Underneath is a biscuity sweet base and a soft white grape edge to the finish.

  • Country: Tanzania
  • Subregion: Mbozi
  • District: Mbeya
  • Farm: Shaji
  • Processing method: Washed
  • Varietal: Peaberry

Cupping Information

Candied lemon zest, biscuit, white grape

  • Clean cup: (1–8): 6
  • Sweetness: (1–8): 6
  • Acidity: (1–8): 6.5
  • Mouthfeel: (1–8): 6
  • Flavour: (1–8): 6.5
  • Aftertaste: (1–8): 6
  • Balance: (1–8): 6.5
  • Overall: (1–8): 6.5
  • Correction:(+36): +36
  • Total (max. 100): 86

Shaji Farm

Mama Aya is the woman behind this coffee. Her farm Shaji is based in the south-western region of Tanzania in Mbozi. Communal Shamba is a social enterprise that features coffees from female producers from all over Tanzania in an effort to provide a marketplace for these coffees.


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