Tanzania Mondul Estate Anaerobic Natural *SALE* WAS £8.95, NOW £7.25

Apple, cherry, mango, chocolate, fudge
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Bag Weight 60 KG BAG
Harvest Season 2022/23
Status Spot
Lot Number P8001784-1
  • 8 Bag(s)
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About This Coffee

Mondul Estate was established in 1931 and acquired by Burka estates in 2007. The estate is a 211 hectare farm on Mondul Mountain, around 25km from Burka town in the Arusha region of Northern Tanzania. This area is the heart of the Maasai land in Tanzania.

The Estates (Burka-Selian-Mondul) have about 200 permanent staff, and 200 daily causal staff although in the peak of the harvest season, there can be up to 5,000 staff involved in picking and processing. All permanent staff are provided with housing on the Estates (in four different camps), and the minimum salary is set at 20% above the government minimum requirement. Staff have social security and Labour Union membership included in their contracts, and an Estate credit union also offer loans and advice for education, health and house construction.

Origin Tanzania
Subregion Arusha
Harvest Season 2022/23
Producer Type Single Estate
Farm Name Mondul Estate
Processing Washed
Growing Altitude 1600m - 1800m
Plant Species Arabica
Variety Blue Mountain, Kent, KP423, N39
Coffee Grade TZA CA NAT MB AB
Screen Size 14 Up
Bag Weight 60 KG BAG
Bag Types Grain Pro / Ecotact


Dedicated conservationists sit on the Burka Estates board to uphold the legacy of the estates and ecology of the local biome. From the maintenance of Burka Forest and the restoration of Burka Hill, Burka Estate is faithful to its ecological roots.

One of the last and certainly the largest indigenous forests in Arusha, Burka Forest holds the natural spring which first gave Burka its name over 100 years ago. The preservation of these forests has led to a dramatic increase in the diversity and wealth of wildlife in this area. Everything from Dik Diks, to the Madagascar Squacco Heron, to Velvet monkeys, to the last baboon colony in the area; enjoys the protection of Burka’s strict conservation policies, along with over 120 species of bird, attracted by the local flora and natural grassland and forest areas. The Estate trains dedicated wildlife wardens to protect and conserve this wildlife.

The Process

The process begins with selective picking of only deep red cherries. Further hand sorting is conducted before the cherry enters the fermentation vessel.

The fermentation vessel is a 1,000L plastic tank with a fermentation valve system to allow gas to vent off while avoiding the introduction of more gas. As the CO2 builds in the tank this displaces the latent oxygen to create an anaerobic environment. Fermentation takes place over 5 days. After this the cherries are dried on raised African beds in a traditional manner.

Burka has its own cupping lab on site, and samples of each day’s lot from Mondul are cupped and assessed for quality.

  • Subregion Arusha
  • Farm Name Mondul Estate
  • Producer Type Single Estate
  • Processing Washed
  • Bag Types Grain Pro / Ecotact
  • Plant Species Arabica
  • Variety Blue Mountain, Kent, KP423, N39
  • Min Growing Altitude 1600m
  • Max Growing Altitude 1800m
  • Screen Size 14 Up
  • On Sale Yes
  • Top Lot No
  • Price Per Kg £7.25
  • Status Spot
  • Coffee Grade TZA CA NAT MB AB
  • CTRM Contract Number P8001784-1
  • Origin Tanzania
  • Warehouse Vollers Group Uk