Tanzania Ngorongoro Finagro Plantations Gaia Estate Peaberry

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Fully washed cherry at Gaia Farm is depulped immediately after picking and dry fermented (without added water) for 36-54 hours depending on batch size and relative climate conditions. Once fermented clean the parchment is washed and graded by density, and then shade-dried for 2 days to allow the parchment surface to slowly and evenly dry to the touch. After the first drying stage is complete, the coffee is moved to a partial-sun environment to fully dry, which takes another 10 days.
The farms possess Rainforest Alliance certificate, and the family and their 50+ full-time employees on the farm have done a remarkable job of upkeep and preservation of natural beauty while also running a thriving coffee business. They are diversifying into macadamia, provide temporary housing for harvest labor, and even supply land on the farm for local smallholders to grow beans - a mutually beneficial crop as the legumes fix nitrogen in the soil, a critical step in a healthy cycle of crops.

This bold coffee is rich with a creamy mouthfeel. Low acidity with notes of grape, apple cider, jasmine, and a hint of black pepper.

Variety:Kent, Bourbon, SL-28, Batian, Ruiru-11
Altitude: 1650-1800 meters
Soil: Volcanic loam
Process: Fully washed and dried in raised beds