Mimba Estate, located in the green hills of Mbozi, Mbeya in Southwest Tanzania, was established in 1995 by Joseph Meila, a Swiss immigrant who arrived in Tanzania almost a decade earlier. Joseph initially planted about 100 hectares of Bourbon on the land and has, over the past three decades, expanded production to cover the full 160 hectares of the farm. His experience has been fundamental to the success of the farm, and he consistently produces coffee of the highest quality.
Although Joseph and his team at Mimba use the most stringent cultivation and processing methods, the farm was actually never intended as a profit-making venture. Rather, Joseph founded Mimba with the raison d’être of creating local jobs and contributing to Mbeya’s economy. During the harvest season, the Estate provides employment to more than 150 people who live in the surrounding region. Food grown on the Estate is provided to the workers free of charge, and the community is further supported through various year-round work opportunities. Furthermore, the Estate provides training and resources to coffee farmers living nearby; farmers frequently come to learn best agronomic and processing practices; and all training is provided at zero costs to participants.
Altitude: 1770 masl*
Varietal: Bourbon, Kent
Processing: Fully washed and sun dried in raised beds
Cup Profile: Caramel & toffee
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– Information courtesy of Mercanta
*Metres above sea level