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Tanzania Peaberry Zanzibar is a premium blend from high-altitude estates in Southern Tanzania (often, the Lunji, Utengule and Kanji Lanji estates) and Northern Tanzania (the Mondul, Burka, Ngila and Lyamungu estates). We roast our Tanzania Peaberry a touch above a true medium roast to bring that big bodied, berry flavor forward.
The Southern Estates are located in Mbozi and Mbeya, in the southern highlands of Tanzania. Although total production is usually less than 500 metric tons, the coffee from the Utengule, Lunji and Kanji Lalji estates has a very good reputation. The Utengule coffee estate is a traditional, well-managed East African coffee farm that produces exquisite quality. There is a large variety of rare trees and flowers growing on the farm as well as several rivers. By walking through the 500-acre coffee estate you can explore how coffee is being grown, harvested and processed.
This farm was developed by Count Vottorio Davico di Quittengo in 1931 after a careful inspection of the fertile and uninhabited areas on the slopes of the Mondul mountains in Northern Tanganyika. He fell in love with East Africa after working briefly for the Central Africa Exploration Company in Uganda. After convincing his family in Italy to assist him in the purchase of the land, the Mondul Coffee Estate was founded. Count Davico died in 1983 and was buried at Mondul on the highest hill overlooking the estate. His two sons are now running the estate with the same entrepreneurial spirit and social commitment of their father.