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Tanzania Kibo Chagga Dark Roast

This coffee was discovered by Harold Higgins in the 1940s and brought back to the UK for the very first time.

From: £6.40 per 125g

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Coffee: Tanzanian coffee

Region: Kilimanjaro

Altitude: 1200 metres

Farm: Kibo

Process: Washed

 

Just after the Second World War, Harold Higgins tasted, almost by chance, a coffee which seemed to him to have tremendous possibilities. An East African coffee with a kinship in flavour with Colombia coffees from South America, which were unavailable at the time.

He discovered the beans were grown by African farmers on the slopes of Kilimanjaro and began a quest to source this unique coffee. Thwarted by the closed shop wholesale system of his regular sources, he journeyed to Moshi at the foot of Mt Kilimanjaro to meet the farmers.

Absconding from an organised trip to Nairobi he boarded a local bus to be welcomed by the farmers, indigenous Chagga people, and became the first coffee merchant in London to buy directly from African farmers.

Roasted dark, the flavour is very sweet with plum and blackcurrant fruit and a dark chocolate background.

We recommend brewing this Tanzanian Coffee as a filter or pourover. Use 19g of finely ground coffee per 250ml of water.

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H.R. Higgins sources all of its coffee through long-established relationships with individual coffee farms, cooperatives and trusted coffee partners. In most cases, we have direct relationships with farmers which span decades.

Sustainability is a hugely important factor to us as a business and now, more generally in the wider coffee industry. The most important part of the entire coffee process is that the coffee farmers, their families and their communities all benefit from our relationships. Specifically, we work with farms that care for the local environment, and support both their workers and their families. This is the first and most crucial step in the process of producing exceptional coffee.

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