Tanzania - Iyenga Peaberry
Producer: AMCOS - 500 smallholder farmers
Varietals: Bourbon, Jackson
The Iyenga AMCOS (Agricultural Marketing Cooperative Society) has 193 registered members, and collects from just over 500 smallholder farmers. If you visit during the harvest you’ll find the pulper running from 4 to 8pm, right around sundown. It’s a government-granted Penagos UCBE 500, an eco-efficient machine that conserves water. Access to water is one of Iyenga’s biggest challenges, especially during the dry season. Iyenga is starting to build a name for themselves based on quality; in 2019 they won the Taste of Harvest Competition with their AA and PB coffees.
We Taste: Wheatgrass Shot, Juicy Melon, Dried Pineapple