Malawi Mzuzu AB Grade Fair Trade Medium Dark Roast Empowering Women Farmers


  • This Malawian Fair Trade coffee comes from the Mzuzu Coffee Cooperative Union, comprising six cooperatives with 3000 members, quarter of the members are women owners, and it is hoped to increase this to 50% in the next five years.
  • Over the past 18 years the Mzuzu Cooperative has been implementing a new strategy and coffee program which focuses on empowering women through coffee farming.
  • The Coffee Union has a long history of coffee growing going back to the early 1930’s.
  • This AB grade is a blend of Arabica beans selected from the winning lots of the ‘Taste of Harvest’ competition.
  • The blend comes from the Vunguvungu and Itulo washing stations as well as the Misuku region in the Northern highlands of Malawi, home of the highest grown coffee in the country.
  • The local language name for this lot is “Tukubyala indunye mwa kofi ukupela akafuni”, meaning “Our coffee is grown in the shade of banana trees”
  • Many of Mzuzu’s farmers are involved in a sustainable agriculture pilot scheme moving away from the traditional mono-crop system towards shade grown coffee, inter-planted with nitrogen producing Legumes to improve soil fertility and honey production to improve pollination as well as providing extra revenue.
  • To be truthful I am not usually a big fan of African coffee, I find it too acidic for my tastes but this AB grade is very good, a more deep and earthy flavour, I far prefer it to the more expensive AA grade, I could happily drink a lot of this coffee.
  • You will receive 80 grams of these roasted beans for £5.00 
  • We also sell larger quantities of this coffee at a more economical rate, the price per cup will therefore be lower.

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