Farm: Misuku Highlands Smallholder Farmers
Crop Year: 2019
Harvest: April – June
Altitude: 1450 – 1750 MASL
Process: Fully Washed
Varietal/s: 30% Geisha / 70% Catimor
Cupping Score: 81
Tasting Notes: Sweet aroma with stone fruit and mild citrus flavours and medium body.
Our coffee beans consist of 30% Geisha and 70% Catimor varietals, this coffee originates from the Misuku highlands of Northern Malawi. Our coffee is grown on a small portion of land owned by Mr. Kondwani, he truly takes pride in delivering speciality grade coffee.
The Geisha coffee varietal originates from Ethiopia’s Gori Geisha forest and has become well known in the coffee world as wonderfully aromatic with floral and fruit notes in the cup, while the Catimor coffee varietal is a selection of a Catimor breeding line from Colombia introduced to malawi in the 1990’s mainly for its’ yield and resistance to both coffee leaf rust and coffee berry disease (CBD).These direct trade beans are grown by smallholder farmers who are paid on a “weigh and pay” system, ensuring the farmers receive the price and immediate payment for their efforts. The Misuku Coffee Farmers Union works towards obtaining organic certification and puts emphasis on assisting and developing female farmers.