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Malawi Mzuzu Chikali 'Taste of Harvest' - 500g

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£ 9.50

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The Chikali Mill is part of the renowned Mzuzu Coffee Farmers cooperative, and serves the 68 smallholder farms in the area South of Rumphi district in the Northern part of Malawi. It is a fully washed coffee consisting of Geisha & Nyika varietals. Nyika is a new dwarf variety of Catimor which has gained popularity in Malawi as it is resistant to leaf rust and coffee berry disease.

This fully washed Chikali has a good, crisp acidity with a lovely body. There are tangerine and creamy peach notes with sweet body and rich smooth moutfeel.

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The Chikali Mill is part of the renowned Mzuzu Coffee Farmers cooperative, and serves the 68 smallholder farms in the area South of Rumphi district in the Northern part of Malawi. It is a fully washed coffee consisting of Geisha & Nyika varietals. Nyika is a new dwarf variety of Catimor which has gained popularity in Malawi as it is resistant to leaf rust and coffee berry disease.

The speciality world has started to take note of Malawi, and their coffees are slowly getting the recognition they deserve. Malawi is one of the poorest countries in the world with its economy based largely on agriculture, accounting for 90 percent of foreign exchange earnings, 40 percent of its GDP, and employs 80 percent of the workforce (Source: UN report 2005).

Growers selectively pick only ripe red cherries, and transport it manually to the washing station on the same day. Upon reception at the washing station, cherries are sorted to further check for over-ripe cherries, under-ripe cherries, and any foreign matter. After pulping, coffee is fermented underwater (using clean water from local rivers) for between 12-36 hours, in order to remove remaining mucilage. Post-fermentation, coffee is washed and graded in sorting channels. Processing water is redistributed into seepage pits Parchment is then placed on pre-drying beds for 2-3 hours, until any surface water has evaporated, before being transferred to African raised beds, in layers of 3-5cm. In order to prevent parchment cracking, it is turned regularly, and covered at midday heat, to ensure uniform drying.

This fully washed Chikali has a good, crisp acidity with a lovely body. There are tangerine and creamy peach notes with sweet body and rich smooth moutfeel.

Price shown per 500g

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