Zambian coffees offer a balanced flavor profile, with moderate complexity and body. It’s less “bright and acidic” than other East African coffees, providing a nice alternative. And the modes of production are quite different as well, with much of the production coming from larger, well-organized operations. Zambian coffee is something we offer infrequently, and only when Refers to fresh shipments of green coffee within the first month or two of the earliest arrivals … not quite the same as Current Crop, which means the… …more lots first arrive. But we remain dedicated to offering From the country formerly known as upper Rhodesia in a country now named for the Zambezi River, Zambian coffees range from Kenya-like brightness to subtle, balanced coffee with… …more and other African origins, as the quality and range of coffees from this continent continues to impress and amaze us!
Coffee was introduced in the 1950’s with Cultivar is a term used interchangeably with Varietal in the coffee trade to indicate plant material, although there are distinctions.: The naming of a cultivar should conform to… …more seedstock from In terms of the Tanzania coffee character, it belongs to the Central/East African family of washed (wet-processed) coffees, bright (acidy), and mostly aggressively flavorful of which Kenya is… …more and Kenya is the East African powerhouse of the coffee world. Both in the cup, and the way they run their trade, everything is topnotch.: Kenya is the East… …more. It is grown mainly in the Northern district of the Muchinga Mountains (regions of Nakonde, Kasama and Isoka) and in the vicinity of the capital city of Lusaka.
We started offering Zambian coffee in a different era: The 2000 crop ranged from unremarkable estate coffees to very poor quality generic stocklots of peaberry and flatbean. These were widely available, and I thought they were all very poor in the cup. It is sad to know that these low quality lots are ruining a good origin’s reputation, and that some “specialty” roaster somewhere is buying this stuff and selling it as “good” coffee.
The past few crops produced some mixed results, honestly. In fact, I think the logistics of shipping these coffees can result in a marked loss of flavor, or in the case of In terms of the Tanzania coffee character, it belongs to the Central/East African family of washed (wet-processed) coffees, bright (acidy), and mostly aggressively flavorful of which Kenya is… …more, The flavor of coffee that has been stored for too long, it has absorbed the flavor of whatever it has been stored in. : Coffees that are held… …more flavors from being stored in shipping containers for long periods at port! If it is good coffee, it has to be handled properly and shipped quickly. When this isn’t done, the defective coffee is easily detected on our Cupping is a method of tasting coffee by steeping grounds in separate cups for discrete amounts of ground coffee, to reveal good flavors and defects to their fullest…. …more table. Anyway, when we have a Zambian in stock you can bet it is good! From the country formerly known as upper Rhodesia in a country now named for the Zambezi River, Zambian coffees range from Kenya-like brightness to subtle, balanced coffee with… …more seems to have cup quality issues stemming from basic agricultural and environmental challenges; with water and drought, soil management, relatively lower altitudes of coffee plantings, and some fairly non-stellar coffee varieties in production.
But in some ways the challenges in Zambia, in particular the water resources needed for coffee, are an advantage as well. The arid climate during harvest means that coffee dries effectively, without the damage that can occur in regions and climates where coffee dries too slow.
We have seen a steady rise in coffee quality offered generally from Zambia, and in particular with some farms that have greater investment in the crop. The addition of “honey” process and some naturals has created more flavor options, and also masked some of the detrimental flavors coming from the Ateng is a common name for Catimor coffees widely planted in Sumatra and other Indonesia isles.: Ateng, with several subtypes, is a common name for Catimor coffees widely… …more type varieties. In coffee, honey-like sweetness is often found, but we use terms such as refined honey (highly filtered and processed) as opposed to raw honey rustic honey sweetness. This… …more coffee is different from traditional wet-process coffee – the outer skin is pulped off using little or no water, and then the coffee is dried with the remaining fruit attached to the Green coffee still in its outer shell, before dry-milling, is called Parchment coffee (pergamino). In the wet process, coffee is peeled, fermented, washed and then ready for drying… …more layer. This provides a different drying dynamic as well as the interaction with the fruit layer, and this suits the base profile of this particular In coffee talk, it refers to a coffee-producing region or country; such as, “I was just at origin.” Of course “Origin” for most product we use is not… …more.