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ETHIOPIA NATURAL MOKAMBA — FULL CITY ROAST — 

The Mokamba is a blend of arabica coffees from two regions in Ethiopia. It is mainly a Kambata coffee from the Kambata region (well known for the production of ginger), blended with special preparation Sidamo from the region sharing that name.

Grown at an altitude of 1500 to 1800 meters above sea level, the coffee is harvested from October to December. The ripe cherries are patio sun dried naturally on African beds constructed solely for that purpose. The two Heirloom variety coffees are then carefully balanced to create a harmonious natural flavor.

When this blend was first cupped, the complexity literally jumped from the cup! Your favorite Coffee of the Month Club promises you intriguing flavors of dark chocolate and spice, and pungent stone fruit notes. This is a juicy

TANZANIA PEABERRY ZANZIBAR — VIENNA ROAST — 

This is a premium high grown blend harvested from various estates in Tanzania. It boasts black tea notes bolstered by chocolate, blackberry and kiwi nuances. Sweetly complex, it is well balanced with lemon-like acidity.

The Southern Estates (Lunji, Utengule and Kanji Lanji Estates) are located in Mbozi and Mbeya, in the highlands. Although total production is usually less than 500 metric tons, the coffee has a very good reputation. The Utengule coffee estate not only produces an exquisite Arabica coffee, but boasts a variety of rare trees and flowers on the farm. A walk through the 500 acre coffee plantation allows one to explore how coffee is grown, harvested and processed.

Mondul, Burka, Ngila and Lyamungu Estates are located in Northern Tanzania. The farm at Mondul Estate was developed by Count Vottorio Davico di Quittengo in 1931 after careful inspection of the fertile and uninhabited areas on the slopes of the Mondul Mountains. Enamored with East Africa, he moved there, and urged his family back in Italy to assist in the land purchase. He passed away in 1983, now buried on the highest hill overlooking his beloved estate. It is now governed by his two sons who share his entrepreneurial spirit and social commitment. Total production is 1400/kg/ha.

Established in 1899, the Burka Estate was founded by German settlers and continues as a coffee producing farm today. The estate covers an area of 1500 acres with an annual production of 1000 metric tons. The Arusha Coffee Lodge, which offers plantation tours, horseback riding, mountain biking and nature trails, is a part of Burka.

The Ngila Estate is situated in the Karatu District on the slopes of the Ngorongoro crater, surrounded by the Ngila Forest Preserve. Founded in the 20th century by a German family and taken over by British farmers after World War II, it was sold to Ruldolf Meyer in 1990.

Lyamungu is located in the southern foothills of Mt. Kilimanjaro, about 15km from the Moshi/Arusha main highway. It was established in 1934 as a center for coffee research in Tanzania, and is now leased to the Mufindi Tea Company. The best from these estates equals one of the best coffees available.

GO AHEAD – IT’S ALL GOOD! 

A study in the journal Stroke is telling us that women who regularly enjoy coffee also enjoy a 25% REDUCED RISK OF STROKE, thanks to the powerful polyphenols in coffee. According to a study in the journal Nature Neuroscience, coffee helps us form BETTER LONG- TERM MEMORY. Lastly, in a study published in the journal Counsel & Heal, caffeinated coffee can boost blood flow by as much as 30%, keeping coffee drinkers HEART HEALTHY. Go ahead – enjoy both coffee and good health!

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