Zambia Kateshi AAA/AA Natural
Delicious aroma with a medium body. Complex flavor, strawberry, and grapefruit notes with a long grape finish.
Ancient volcanic soils and natural processing help produce the complex flavor and great body of this AAA/AA graded RFA certified coffee.
|Producer: Kateshi Estate|
|Elevation: 1350 m.a.s.l.|
|Process: Natural/Dry process|
|Varietal: Catimor Bourbon|
Zambia’s Northern Province is home to the country’s highlands. Wet milling was introduced to the smallholder coffee farmers of Mafinga thirty years ago but natural processing has been common throughout the region since the early 50’s when commercial coffee production began in Zambia. Dr. Livingston arrived to name Victoria Falls after the queen, the people who had lived around this natural world wonder for generations had already named it more appropriately, “the smoke that thunders.” The falls combine into the Zambesi River, which flows east toward Mozambique.
But before the river crosses the border, take a left and head north up the Luangwa River. You’ll move through land rich in biodiversity, including the world’s largest concentration of hippos. As the river meanders and the altitude rises you will reach Mafinga plateau and Zambia’s largest coffee-growing region which stretches all the way to the border with Tanzania.
Zambia coffee is growing in quality in the specialty coffee world, and every year they are producing even more delicious coffees.