Cup profile and tasting notes
Complex sweet stone fruit, apricot, peach/nectarine with fresh tobacco leaf - ripe sweet stone fruit notes dominate here all the way through the cup
|Coffee||Masangula Honey Process|
|Farm||Masangula Smallholder Farmers|
|Variety||Bourbon / Typica|
|Owner||Masangula Washing Station|
Agree Coffee Real - stunning coffee, brewed via V60, this coffee is so sweet and as normal cupping notes sport on
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This is a stunning coffee. Whenever someone suggests brewing this at the roastery everyone says yes. Smooth sweet ripe fruit all the way through the cup.
Masangula yellow honey processed coffee is a small micro lot we’ve managed to get our hands on and comes exclusively from a group of smallholder farmers in and around the Masangula washing station in Mbozi District in the Mbeya region. Most of the coffee is grown at altitudes ranging from 1,500 to 1,650 masl.
This is the same coffee we had last year but honey process. The coffee is grown in cooler temperatures and where the soil PH is less aggressive than most, which gives the washed coffee a soft light acidity and a sweeter flavour profile, but combine this with the honey process and it puts a completely different (positive) spin on the coffee.
After ripe cherry is harvested, any immature green cherry is picked out before any over-ripe cherry is separated in flotation tanks and only prime red cherry is sent to pulpers. Pulped parchment is lightly washed in clean river water and then with the mucilage still fully attached the beans are spread on drying beds to dry which, depending on weather conditions, they usually dry in between 10-12 days to a moisture content of approx. 11 %.
The key to this flavour difference is the sugars and acidity in the mucilage and how long the beans are left in the initial stage before the first turning, in this case for yellow honey the beans are left for just two hours once placed on the raised beds and then turned every 30 mins for the first 5-7 days. Over the drying period, the sugars in the mucilage become more and more concentrated and these sugars begin to soak through to the coffee bean.
The coffee needs to be turned a couple times a day for 6-8 days and then final drying between 9-12 days – this is all weather dependent. Honey processed coffees generally possess great sweetness and a very balanced acidity with soft stone fruit notes as does this coffee.