Ilomba

Ilomba

Tanzania

Espresso | Filter

Ilomba Factory is a washing station located in Ilomba Village, Mbozi district, on steep sloping hills of South Western highlands region of Mbeya.

It is a voluntary organization of smallholder coffee farmers aimed at joining forces to improve coffee production and marketing.

The varietal grown here is Bourbon, these coffees are picked between July and August. Due to the high altitudes, the harvest here is delayed compared to some other neighbouring areas, coffees here are grown between 1850 and 1900 meters above sea level.

Caramel sweetness, orange peel, angostura, some florals, delicate and subtle
Recipe
Espresso
DOSE Weight TIME TEMP
19,0 gr. 40 gr. 26 sec 96 ºC
Filter
DOSE BREW WATER TIME TEMP
16 gr. 250 gr. 2:30 92º
PHOTOS
Blue truck and surroundings
Blue truck and surroundings.
One of the workers on Ilomba Factory
One of the workers on Ilomba Factory
Women sorting the coffee. Raised bed being used to protect the workers from the sun
Women sorting the coffee. Raised bed being used to protect the workers from the sun.
Washing channels
Water channels where the coffee is washed and graded into categories based on density.
Water channels and fermentation tanks
Water channels and fermentation tanks.
Fermentation tanks
The coffee is left in those concrete tanks to go through a fermentation process for half a day.
Agriworks 2 disc pulping machine
2 disc Pulping system.
Balance hanging on a wooden support
Balance hanging on a wooden support.
Coffee being uncovered from the plastic sheet Raised beds and parchment coffee Parchment coffee Raised beds, parchement coffee and shade net
Raised beds are use to dry the coffee. They use plastic sheets to protect the coffee during mid day and at night, they also bought some shade nets to slow down the process.
DETAILS
  • ORIGIN : Ilomba, Mbozi, Mbeya, Tanzania
  • ALTITUDE : 1900 masl
  • HARVEST : Jul – Aug 2016
  • PROCESS : An eco-pulper removes the skin and pulp, and coffee parchment is graded in to 3 grades A, B and C. The coffee is then fermented for 12 hours. It’s then graded and washed in channels into two grades based on density
  • DRYING : Sun dried up to 20 days on African drying beds. Coffees are covered in plastic during midday and at night
  • CULTIVAR : Bourbon
  • LOT : #27
  • HUMIDTY : 11.0 %
  • GREEN COUNT : 4650 beans/L
  • GREEN DENSITY : 689.0 g/L
  • ROASTED DENSITY : ? g/L

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