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 intercropping 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 clean, smooth and rich cup that will appeal to almost every coffee drinker. A little hint of new crop acidity that is accentuated at the lighter roast points, gives a little soft fruit tone at all but extremely light or dark roasts. Very chocolaty cup especially once you get past a medium roast. Builds body and chocolaty factor the darker you roast it – once you hit 2nd crack it kills a bit of the smoothness and turns a little more bakers chocolaty with some pleasant smoke and roasty notes.
Roasting Notes: Start with a full city roast (just before 2nd crack, worst case just a pop into 2nd crack) and adjust for personal taste preference. Works great from light to dark – will have some acidity at lighter roast but being a very clean coffee it works nicely.