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Quaffee Coffee Bean Box

Quaffee - Tanzania Mkulima Kwanza Peaberry Natural

R 125.00

We receive fresh deliveries of these coffee beans several times per week. Please allow up to 2-3 working days after you order for dispatch in case we need to wait for the next delivery.

Our friends at Quaffee seem to be on a bit of a Tanzanian streak this year. After the lovely, limited release Iyela, they've now brought us a rather delicious natural-processed Peaberry to try. We actually first tasted this coffee on a visit to Quaffee where it was one of five lovely coffees on the cupping table, but quickly stood out to everyone on the CCB team.

In the cupping bowl, this coffee was full of tart berry and citrus flavours, with a sweetness that reminded us a bit of sherbet sweets. When we took it back to CCBHQ to brew for ourselves, it certainly didn't disappoint, particularly in paper-filtered brew methods like the V60, Chemex, MoccaMaster and even the Aeropress.

It's a surprisingly delicate coffee for a natural, with plenty of acidity and refreshing "top notes" to enjoy. Nevertheless, it still has lots of sweetness and a solid body, with an occasional hint of a fermented flavour showing up to make it even more enjoyable. If you like fruity African coffees, we'd highly encourage you to buy a bag!

Roaster's notes

We found the coffee to have berry flavours and sweetness with a honey like texture, especially in espresso.

  • Characteristics: A four-star complexity coffee, with syrup sweetness and apricot notes
  • Roast used: Intense flame to start, with a gentle decrease to assist decreasing ramp rate, then gentle acceleration into first crack, when flame it dropped totally. Coffee is dumped a minute after first crack.
  • Our brews:
    • Espresso 1:2.2 (31 sec)
    • AeroPress 17g:200g (fine)
    • Plunger 48g:800g (a little coarser)
    • Pour over/filter 18g:300g (on the coarser side)

      Coffee details

      • Country: Tanzania
      • Region: Mbozi District, Southern Highlands Zone
      • Producers: 189 small-holder farmers
      • Cooperative: Mkulima Kwanza co-operative
      • Altitude: 1,700 – 1,800 masl
      • Harvest: Main crop: December – March (2019). Landed SA May 2019.
      • Processing: Natural. Dried on raised African beds, where they are regularly tossed.
      • Cultivars: Bourbon, Kent
      • Packaging: GrainPro in Hessian