Tanzania, Maninga Estate
- Pumphreys Coffee
The finest Tanzania Maninga Estate coffee
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.
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.
Tanzania is located in East Africa, bordering a multitude of different countries, including but not limited to Kenya, Uganda and Rwanda. Due to the size of this African nation, it is linguistically, culturally and geographically diverse. The northern highlands, surrounding Kilimanjaro and bordering Kenya are temperate and vegetative. The central region is dry, and sparse with the Southern highlands bordering Malawi to the south a haven for agricultural development. Tourism provides much needed foreign exchange earnings as does the export of Sugar, Tea, Tobacco and Coffee. With substantial Italian investment, Tanzania now has a fledgling wine industry to add to its economically diverse GDP.
About Tanzania Coffee
Coffee was first introduced to Tanzania in the 16th century, although this was the Robusta varietal. The more desirable Arabica variant arrived in the 19th Century, brought by German missionary colonisers.
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The first truly poor coffee I've experienced in the Pumphreys range. It's thin and bitter, without any significant body to it beyond watery earth tones more resembling dirt than anything particularly wholesome.
Another subtle but tasty coffee variety. Best steeped then filtered. Just great.
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!
Lovely, velvety flavour.
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.
A little bitter, and without the aromatic notes of some other pumphreys coffees for espresso making