ZAMBIA Mafinga Hills – Decaf – Light Medium

Region: Zambia

Roast Profile: DECAF Light Medium

Subregion: Mafinga Hills

Mill/Coop: Kateshi, Ngoli & Luombe Estates

Elevation: 1,300 – 1,500 masl

Process: Natural – Swiss Water® Process

Tasting Notes: Walnut, Pineapple, Brown Sugar

Recommended Brew Method: Auto-Drip

We roast ‘in-Haus’ so that you can have a ‘Farm to Cup’ experience

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Kateshi coffee estate, as one of the first coffee estates in Zambia, was established in 1972 close to Kateshi village. Sustainability is at the heart of Kateshi Estates operations and they strive for excellent community relations and protection of natural resources. Almost 600 ha of land are protected forest area with high conservation value.

From the Mafinga Hills region of Zambia, and grown at an elevation of 1,300 – 1,500 masl, this Light-Medium roast has subtle tasting notes of Walnut, Pineapple, and Brown Sugar.

The Mafinga Hills in Zambia’s Northern Province are home to the country’s highest peaks, where altitude and ancient volcanic soils help produce the bright and citrusy flavor profiles that characterize this coffee. Beans both estates are then washed using the Swiss Water® Process and milled at the Kateshi mill and blended to create this unique coffee.

Kateshi has also been recognized for boldly challenging the gender stereotypes in Zambia, being the first and only coffee estate to employ women for traditionally male-dominated roles such as driving tractors and even larger equipment like road graders and bulldozers. A strong focus on gender equality makes this coffee directly contribute to the empowerment of women – and this is not restricted to the farm; the newfound sense of independence and pride also spills over into the neighboring communities.