Coffee of the Month September 2021- Malawi AA plus Pamwamba
- Pumphreys Coffee
This coffee has a juicy body, an unobtrusive acidity and flavours of stone fruits. Red Grape, Milk Chocolate & Stone Fruit
The Pamwamba Malawi coffee is from in the Southern Thyolo district of Malawi, which was
first planted in 1979 and is made up of surrounding small farms in this district.
The altitude varies between 3000 and 3400 ft. The terrain is rolling valleys, with steepish slopes and patches of indigenous forest retained between the fields of coffee. The soils are a mixture of dolerite clay and alluvial soils and very fertile.
Rainfall is around 1200ml to 1800ml. While the main rains fall between November and
March, there are winter drizzles, called Chiperoni, between June and August. The farms cater for their staff, with education, housing and clinics and full family benefits.
The varieties of coffee grown are a mixture of Catimor varieties, with a small percentage of
SL28 coffee. They have a rotational programme that uproots and re-plants each field every seven to eight years, which means that they are always harvesting from young coffee, which is largely
Disease free. With 2 year old coffee giving half a ton and the 4 to 5 year old coffee giving 4 to 5 mt per hectare.
The coffee is all hand picked red cherry, with the same trees being re-picked approximately 10 times over the harvest, to give a good 85% main grade return. The picking is very selective and only the red cherry is harvested, with each tree picked approximately 10 to 14 times a harvest.
Growing Altitude:920 - 1.100 masl
Milling Process: Handpicked,Washed
Rainforest Alliance Certified