Coffee production in Tanzania is a significant aspect of its economy as it is Tanzania’s largest export commodity. Tanzanian coffee production averages between 30-40,000 metric tons annually.
The nine main growing regions of Arabica are in:
- Matengo Highlands
- North Kilimanjaro
- Usambara Mountains
Ninety percent of Tanzania’s coffee farms are smallholder, with the remainder being larger plantations. The coffee industry employs approximately 270,000 people.
Tanzania coffee generally provides citric and tart/winey like characteristics which we find ourselves to be extremely satisfying. They are sometimes highlighted by notes of Chocolate and Currant like flavors. The cup is bright with a medium body and a smooth syrupy finish.