Mzuzu, Malawi


by Mzuzu Cooperative
Tastes: Ripe fig, plum, sweet
Varieties: Catimor 129, Nyika Catimor, Geisha
Processing: Washed and sundried
Region: Mzimba, Malawi
Importer: Olam



This is the first time we have ever offered a coffee from Malawi, and we are very excited!

This is an AB Plus grade blend of coffees from the Mzuzu Cooperative. Farms and producers who are considered a part of the Mzuzu Coop are primarily located in the northern districts of Malawi from Mzimba upwards. Most recently they have also begun supporting a number of smallholder projects in Central Malawi and more particularly in the Ntchisi East district, between the town of Kasungu and lake Malawi. There are approximately 2,700 small scale farmers working within these cooperative districts of which over 30% are women. This particular blend is brought together from five small districts, all near the western banks of Lake Malawi: Misuku Hills, Phoka Hills, Viphya North, Nkhata Bay Highlands, and South East Mzimba. The coffees grown are a mixture of Catimor 129, Nyika Catimor and a small percentage of Geisha – inherited from the early days of the cooperative movement – and are all fully washed and sun dried.