Tanzania, Maninga Estate

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A small lot of Grade A Tanzanian Coffee from the region of Oldeani, Karatu, Manyara.

An absolute Gem from Tanzania. Slightly chocolaty nose before brewing. A great body for an African coffee, creamy and intense. The cup is clean, bright and well balanced. Lovely lingering, slightly gamey, aftertaste with undertones of dark chocolate.

Shade grown

Growing coffee in shaded conditions have numerous benefits. Increased yields in production volume, greater resistance to frost, increased bird activity, reduced pesticide use and we think a slightly nicer cup too.


Brews best though traditional filter methods, pour-over, chemex, v60 etc.

Not a traditional espresso coffee but it will throw out some very interesting flavours if you are willing to give it a try. The chocolate notes intensify and you'll get lots more acidity. If acidity in espresso is not your thing then we wouldn't recommend it.

Cupping Scores

Clean Cup:9     

To visit Oldeani in google maps follow this link

Oldeani Map

Kongoni Estate Rainfall (mm) approx

Sep 5
Oct 18
Nov 74
Dec 102
Jan 94
Feb 86
Mar 127
Apr 214
May 102
Jun 13
Jul 5
Aug 3
Year 853

6 Reviews
  • 5

    Published by Chris Boddy on 8th Jun 2020

    I absolutely love this coffee - loads of flavour and just strong enough to mean you can have a few cups a day! It's replaced Yirgacheffe as my favourite brew!

  • 4

    Published by Colin SWorder on 29th Mar 2020

    Lovely, velvety flavour.

  • 5
    Lovely in an Aeropress

    Published by Craig on 20th Nov 2017

    Very impressive. Full-bodied and complex, without being too acidic. We had it in the Aeropress, and we usually prioritise new coffees, but we ordered two batches of this.

  • 3
    Not to my tastes

    Published by ryan on 24th Sep 2017

    A little bitter, and without the aromatic notes of some other pumphreys coffees for espresso making

  • 5
    Deliciously Rich!

    Published by Heather Brand on 1st May 2015

    I love this coffee - it's my favourite! Lovely vanilla notes with rich underbelly of burnt toffee infused with chocolate. It doesn't get much better than this!

  • 5
    African velvet

    Published by Colin on 1st Apr 2015

    Delicious, particularly after a meal.

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