Tanzania Kilimanjaro URU North Co-Op
This amazing, summery Tanzanian coffee is syrupy sweet with a satiny body, tons of peach and apricot along with bakers chocolate. Crisp stone fruit finish.
Uru North cooperative is a joint venture of three villages based in Moshi rural district in Kilimanjaro region. The cooperative is made up of an estimated 375 farmer members who are managed by 7 board members who are elected every 3 years. The cooperative also owns an estimated 30 hectares which is leased out to a local coffee estate. The individual cooperatives have been established since the 1960’s and combined their forces during the 1990’s. The varieties of coffee grown by the member farmers are the traditional Bourbon and Kent which were introduced into the region by missionaries during the 1900’s. The average size of the farms is below 0.5 hectares and the farms are usually intercropped with bananas, avocado and beans. In addition most of the farms have some livestock such as chickens, pigs, goats and cows which provide a valuable sauce of organic manure which feeds the trees.