Coffeebeans Tanzania Iyula Mbeya 250G
Iyula CPU (Central Unit Process) is located in the Mbozi District, the largest administrative district of the Mbeya region of Tanzania. Mbozi District is also the largest producer of Arabica coffee in Tanzania. This washing station is located at an altitude of 1740m and enjoys an average of 1000mm of annual rainfall and red volcanic clay soils. Local farmers grow the N39 varieties and process their cherries in the washing stations. They have an average of 400 coffee trees and deliver to Iyula CPU for processing. The main function of the CPU is to receive farmers' coffee cherries, process them (process, dry and sell) and then deliver coffee to the Mlowo Dry Station for machining and bagging before export. The CPU advocates good agricultural practices among its affiliated farmers. Water is treated before being released into water sources and cherry pulp collected by farmers for use as mulch on their farms to improve soil structure and organic matter content.
What is specialty coffee?
Specialty coffee is a top-of-the-range coffee known as “rare”, with unique characteristics in the world. It is cultivated in the highest altitudes of the world, in family plantations whose objective is the superior quality, signed by a manual harvest in order to guarantee the perfection of the grain. The terroir coffees are carefully sourced for the care taken by the producer, a superior manual and selective harvest, full traceability, a cultivation method and a respected and controlled treatment process.
What is the Score?
The Specialty Coffee Association (SCA) defines a high standard coffee analysis procedure to assess all the specifics of specialty coffee. SCA determines the value of odor, aroma, body, acidity, possible defects. A coffee is rated on a scale of 100, and must obtain a minimum score of 80 points to be able to be determined as "specialty coffee".
Specialty coffee score classes
Ø 80+: very good coffees
Ø 85+: The excellence of the specialty
88+: The Grand Cru, the Rare
|Aromas||Cherry, apple, natural vanilla, coconut|
|Roasting||Very light Light Blonde Amber Brown Italian|
|Coffee farmer||Several small producers|
|Harvest period||July to August|
|Roasted for||Expresso or Slow Coffee|