Tasting Notes 

Earl Grey and toffee in the aroma. A juicy cup with flavors of Tangerine and Black Cherry and a brown sugar sweetness. Delicious hot or iced.

95 Point rated by Coffee Review!

"Blind Assessment: Deep, complex, aromatically enticing. Red currant, almond brittle, hop flowers, pink grapefruit zest, molasses in aroma and cup. Richly bittersweet, balanced structure with elegant, bright acidity; very syrupy, viscous mouthfeel. Resonant, long, flavor-laden finish with appealing complexity.

The Bottom Line: A Tanzania produced from trees of the SL28 variety so closely associated with Kenya, and reminiscent of the best Kenyas with its nectar-like sweetness, deep complexity, and a surprising and disarming levity."


Background Info

Ngila Estate is a 100 hectare farm situated at 1500-1600m elevation on the slope of Tanzania's Ngorongoro crater. Founded a century ago by German settlers, in 1992 the farm was purchased by the Meyer Family who have invested in installing drip irrigation and updating the farms mill with modern water saving equipment.

They have also begun planting new varieties selected for high cup quality beyond what is traditionally grown in the area. 

This coffee is from the SL28 variety. A famed selection made in 1936 by Scott Laboratories in Kenya and the benchmark for quality of all other varieties in that country since. Related to the Typica and Bourbon group of varieties, this selection often exhibits greater acidity and complexity than either and has begun to be planted outside of Africa in the past decade owing to its reputation for exemplary quality.


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  • Continent: Africa
  • Country: Tanzania
  • Farm: Ngila Estate
  • Process: Washed
  • Region: Ngorogoro
  • Variety: SL28

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