Sambewe AB

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<b>Variety: </b><a href="https://www.moustachecoffeeclub.com/coffee-varietals"> Kent</a>
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<b> Processing: </b> <a href="https://www.moustachecoffeeclub.com/washed-coffees">Washed</a>
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<b> Origin: </b> Songwe, Tanzania
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<b> Producers:</b> Sambewe AMCOS
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<b> Altitude: </b> 1600-1800m
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<b>Cup Score (Importer):</b> 87
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<b>Coop Group Membership:</b> 344 members
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We're happy to bring another Tanzanian to the club - Sambewe AB! In 2018 the Tanzanian Coffee Board overhauled their trading rules to create a centralized, auction-style system similar to Ethiopia. This gives every buyer access to more of the country's coffees - but makes traceability and reinvestment in quality producers a bit more difficult. Thankfully, as producers and exporters adjust to the new rules, they are finding new ways to highlight exceptional quality coffees like the lots we're sharing with the club! This coffee was grown by small-holders in and around Sambewe and was brought together for sorting and processing at the Sambewe washing station. Most of the farmers in the area have small plots of land of around 2 hectares or less, and utilize traditional methods of cultivation like pruning and organic composting to produce their crops. They are members of an Agriculture Marketing Cooperative Society (AMCOS) - which is a collective group that processes and markets coffees from different regions in Tanzania.</p>
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The sweetness and floral quality of this cup can't be overstated - we're picking up on some lovely strawberry notes and a flowery fragrance similar to jasmine. A smooth hint of vanilla is also present, which makes the overall cup a delight to drink with a profile that's distinct and well-defined. That's probably in-part thanks to recent improvements at the washing station - including new fermentation tanks and pulping equipment. Water is a limited resource in many areas of Tanzania, so having equipment that can process washed coffees efficiently both improves coffee quality and makes the operation more sustainable, which is a delicious win-win. This is our second year of sourcing Tanzanian coffees with Nordic Approach - and with how great they've been so far - we can't wait to see what next year's lots will taste like! But for now - brew up and enjoy. </p>

Tasting Notes: Strawberry, Vanilla, Floral

Variety: Kent

Processing: Washed

Origin: Songwe, Tanzania

Producers: Sambewe AMCOS

Altitude: 1600-1800m

Cup Score (Importer): 87

Coop Group Membership: 344 members

We're happy to bring another Tanzanian to the club - Sambewe AB! In 2018 the Tanzanian Coffee Board overhauled their trading rules to create a centralized, auction-style system similar to Ethiopia. This gives every buyer access to more of the country's coffees - but makes traceability and reinvestment in quality producers a bit more difficult. Thankfully, as producers and exporters adjust to the new rules, they are finding new ways to highlight exceptional quality coffees like the lots we're sharing with the club! This coffee was grown by small-holders in and around Sambewe and was brought together for sorting and processing at the Sambewe washing station. Most of the farmers in the area have small plots of land of around 2 hectares or less, and utilize traditional methods of cultivation like pruning and organic composting to produce their crops. They are members of an Agriculture Marketing Cooperative Society (AMCOS) - which is a collective group that processes and markets coffees from different regions in Tanzania.

The sweetness and floral quality of this cup can't be overstated - we're picking up on some lovely strawberry notes and a flowery fragrance similar to jasmine. A smooth hint of vanilla is also present, which makes the overall cup a delight to drink with a profile that's distinct and well-defined. That's probably in-part thanks to recent improvements at the washing station - including new fermentation tanks and pulping equipment. Water is a limited resource in many areas of Tanzania, so having equipment that can process washed coffees efficiently both improves coffee quality and makes the operation more sustainable, which is a delicious win-win. This is our second year of sourcing Tanzanian coffees with Nordic Approach - and with how great they've been so far - we can't wait to see what next year's lots will taste like! But for now - brew up and enjoy.

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Christopher B Morris

Surprise

Member Since
June '19
3stars 16f5d88c31c5c70dabfb892e2af8180214d56997a00fc18fd2e4556591a21d56

Just didn’t enjoy it

Can’t put my finger on why but the taste isn’t great for me.

03/28/20

Matthew Modica

Santa Rosa Beach

Member Since
October '17
8stars 30f964d825671e936496b1e9b91652b236d1338f7f157d183e3d5d7bf6dc5a84

Nice lighter style

It’s a bright and floral coffee that is nice on a slow morning. I personally prefer more body and aroma and lean more towards the nutty coffees with mocha and earthy tones.

03/29/20

Jacob MacDonald

Denton

Member Since
April '18
9stars c58729f5103ff4590617db3549eb955fdf8c2b8a5189f5adb5f5c5b2399e076c

Super tart.

And I dig the extreme tart/sour/acidic flavors. There's certainly some depth underneath, but I'm finding it hard to bring out the sweetness without brewing a watery cup. In any case, this is right up my alley and I'll happily tinker with the rest of the bag given the delicious base flavor of my first few attempts.

03/30/20