Lyula AB

Strawberry, Blood Orange, Dry Finish

Variety: N39, KT423

Processing: Washed

Origin: Songwe, Tanzania

Producers: Lyula Amcos Cooperative

Altitude: 1600-1700m

This is another lot that we purchased from the Lyula Amcos Cooperative out of Songwe, Tanzania. The cherries were grown by cooperative members before being pulped, washed, and dried on African raised beds. During the drying process, the lots at Lyula are repeatedly sorted by hand so that any imperfections can be removed. This helps the beans achieve a consistent moisture content, which leads to coffees that taste smoother and more cohesive. We were really impressed by the quality coming out of Lyula, and hope to see more stellar Tanzanian coffees headed our way soon.

Lyula AB is a crisp coffee with a decadent taste. The lead flavor is a luscious strawberry note that gives the cup some sweetness and fruit flavor. A note of blood orange adds some citrus taste as well as a touch of bitterness to the cup, something we don't often find in washed coffees. On top of that, Lyula AB is a very dry finishing coffee that leaves your palate clear, perfect to enjoy with breakfast or dessert. Lyula AB truly is one of the best Tanzanian coffees we've seen in a long time, and we're excited to share it with all of you.

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Greg Schantz


Member Since
July '18
6stars a4a0e8b53d318f1f0b1943d53a0b95109dbd5f60e4cf474e2c52c9a78a743e2a

Tasty, but citrus aftertaste

I don’t prefer coffees with a citrus taste. It’s a smooth coffee, but the citrus is unpleasant for me.


On 08/06/18 Sean Reilly says

Hey Greg, Have you tried our Classic line up? Seeing as you don't like the citrus side of things the classics might be more up your alley? We focus on Chocolate and caramel flavor profiles (as opposed to the brighter more fruity coffees we tend to select for our standard shipments). You can select classics in the preferences section of your account if you think that would be your thing, thanks, Sean

kenneth queen


Member Since
February '17

Ok. Didn’t have roast date


Douglas G Phillips


Member Since
April '18
10stars b7d0bda0310969033433830e28a863844525eed66031a28909e01440c470fc80

One of the best coffees I’ve ever had

Title says it all. This is an excellent coffee, slightly acidic but very smooth. On top of that, my cousin was visiting today, does not care for straight coffee in general, and was blown away by this coffee. She drank the whole pot!




Member Since
August '18
8stars 30f964d825671e936496b1e9b91652b236d1338f7f157d183e3d5d7bf6dc5a84

Citrusy, dry finish

Good coffee with a citrusy dry finish. Made a good cup that was good atart to finish. I usually go for deeper notes in coffee but this one was a pleasant change.