Ruvuma is named after the Ruvuma River which flows along the southern border with Mozambique. For some time, Ruvuma has produced high quality coffee, but the combined inaccessibility of the region, poor infrastructure, and uncertain political situation have prevented this coffee from consistently reaching the international market. These unfortunate circumstances seem to be changing to some extent, and the farmers in the area as well as the coffee consumers are both benefiting. New and refurbished pulperies have been able to pay the farmer the same price he would receive if he had processed the coffee at home. In return they have been able to take better care in tending and harvesting the coffee.
Location: Nyamtimbo-Songea Ruvuma, South Tanzania
Altitude: 1,189 - 1,799 masl
Varietal: Arusha, Bourbon
Process: Sun dried, hand picked, dried on patios
Cupping Notes: Black tea and tangerine with hints of peach and lemon