Edelweiss estate located in Oldeani, Tanzania. The 600 acre estate is perched on the slopes of the Ngorogoro Caldera (the largest unbroken caldera in the world), a protected wildlife refuge for the endangered black rhino and UNESCO World Heritage site. The estate has been in the Vohora family since the end of World War II. In recent years the Vohora family has made significant farm renovation including inter-cropping macadamia trees for shade and income diversity. Mill innovations have also vastly improved water management and quality control from picking to export. More than 50 full time employees have access to housing and land to grow food crops for their families.
Tasting Notes: A very cool crisp and clean cup of coffee. The washed processing is the “traditional” processing method and the cup presents the “normal” Tanz tones very nicely. Nice lemony floral notes upfront giving the cup a nice sweet crispness at the lighter roast points. Tasty semi-sweet chocolate notes balance the cup out, a bit on the herbal spice side of things like most Africans. Darker roasts get real low acidity and fuller bodied while maintaining a smoothness not often found in some dark roasts.
Roasting Notes: A very versatile coffee and easy to roast. We would avoid the cinnamon roast level (super light) but anything past that will be tasty. Lighter roasts will have some acidity but provide nice clean cups. Darker roasts work very nicely as well, smooth, strong with chocolate, spice, smoke in the cup profile.