Tanzania – Peaberry – Southern Blend – Fully Washed B16297
This coffee is a blend of peaberries from smallholder farmers from various villages and washing stations in Tanzania's southern highlands. Most farmers in this region grow a few different cultivars, including N 39 and KP 423, two Tanzania-specific varieties. The way this lot was created was by sorting out the peaberries from 4–5 different washing stations to create a full lot of peaberries as opposed to the usual mixed lots.
Farmers in this region typically harvest coffee in the morning and deliver their cherries in the afternoon, starting at around 3pm. The depulpers get turned on pretty soon after that, with lots being depulped and prepared for fermentation from 3:30pm all the way to midnight. The coffees are graded after being depulped and are separated into different channels, where they will head to tanks to soak for 10–12 hours. They are washed clean of mucilage and then spread to dry for 9–14 days.