Tanzania FW PB Hasambo AMCOS

Lemon, black tea, fresh strawberry
On Sale
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Bag Weight 60 KG BAG
Harvest Season 2021/22
Status Spot
Lot Number P8001575-5
  • 4 Bag(s)
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About This Coffee

Hasambo AMCOS is a co-op started in collaboration with Communal Shamba LTD, a social enterprise founded solely by young Tanzanians. The co-op have sought to differentiate by consolidating and streamlining the traditional value chain for smallholder coffee production, as well as through pioneering processing techniques to diversify their offering and open new markets.

Communal Shamba works with a number of farmers groups (known in Tanzania as Agricultural Marketing Co-operative Societies, or AMCOS’) in the Southern Highlands of Tanzania, Mbeya Region, Mbozi District. Most the farmer groups are part of the Ihowa Community. This year, with the collective help of Olam Specialty and our customers, Communal Shamba paid the highest cherry price in the region almost 80% higher than the standard local market price. Communal Shamba have engaged in a number of community projects such as rehabilitating the local school and a broad scope health project tackling (including lobbying staffing, clean water storage, computers, refrigeration and sterilizing units.

Origin Tanzania
Subregion Mbozi, Mbeya
Harvest Season 2021/22
Producer Type Cooperative
Co-Op Hasambo AMCOS
Processing Washed
Plant Species Arabica
Coffee Grade TZA CA WA PB
Bag Weight 60 KG BAG
Bag Types Grain Pro / Ecotact

The Region

This lot is fully washed including a double-fermentation (one with water and one without). Ripe cherries are selected through handpicking and floatation to select the highest quality for processing. After fermentation and washing, the coffee is sun dried on raised African beds for an average of 14 days.

History of Coffee in Tanzania

Taking the average number of bags exported annually 2007-2017—to account for crop fluctuations—Tanzania experienced an increase of 11 percent over the previous 10 years. That might not seem like much until you consider that only two other African countries have experienced growth by the same measure, Ethiopia (37%) and Uganda (1%). Tanzania broke the million bags exported ceiling for the first time in 2009 and did it again in 2013. This increase in exports has coincided with a near 600 percent increase in domestic coffee consumption over twenty years. The only coffee growing country to experience a more dramatic increase is Vietnam, where domestic coffee consumption has grown by 700 percent over the same period. 

  • Subregion Mbozi, Mbeya
  • Producer Type Cooperative
  • Processing Washed
  • Bag Types Grain Pro / Ecotact
  • Plant Species Arabica
  • Co-Op Hasambo AMCOS
  • On Sale Yes
  • Top Lot No
  • Price Per Kg £5.75
  • Status Spot
  • Coffee Grade TZA CA WA PB
  • CTRM Contract Number P8001575-5
  • Origin Tanzania
  • Warehouse Vollers Group Uk