Malawi Geisha Reserve - Specialty Grade AA

Unroasted Coffee (Size): 3 LB
World's best kept secret! When people think of geisha unroasted coffee they mostly refer to Panama. News - Malawi has been growing the geisha specialty coffee variety alongside bourbon for decades. This Malawi green coffee is seriously a treat with its bright acidity and delicate sweetness. It surprised and delighted everyone at the cupping table with its complex flavors and sparkly structure.

The cup shows off a balanced wine-like acidity, a creamy mouthfeel and layers of peach and berry. The finish is soft with a caramel sweetness and the distinct flavor of dates.

FLAVOR PROFILE: Peach, Berry, Caramel, Cocoa

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Malawi Geisha - Special Reserve

Along the hills that dot the countryside, near the shores of Lake Malawi, our Malawi Geisha, Grade AA coffee is farmed by members of Mzuzu Coffee Planters Cooperative Union. 

PRODUCER Mzuzu Co-operative
REGION Chitipa District, Malawi
HARVEST Nov '21 - Jan '22
ARRIVAL Jan - May '22
PROCESS Fully Washed & dried on raised beds
VARIETY Geisha, Bourbon
ELEVATION 1,700 - 1,980 masl

Established in 2006, the Union is home to nearly 3,500 farming families (25% women) from six local cooperatives.  Much of the coffee in this region is of the highly regarded Gesha (Geisha) variety known for producing award winning coffees.

Mzuzu brings a new vision to Malawi's coffee industry The Union emphasizes gender equity. Women members are encouraged to own land and sit on the Board. In 2009, Mazuzu was Fairtrade certifie. With certification, Mzuzu gained access to Fairtrade Premiums which they have used to construct a local hospital and upgrade washing stations.

“The enthusiasm to integrate new technology, roast and cup coffee on-site, and empower farmers is synergistic with Grand Parade’s mission.”

Mzuzu is also on the leading edge of technology with its use of a coffee integrated system that collects data from all washing stations. The Union promotes coffee growing sustainability programs and supports members to embrace a holistic intercropped system. Farmers are trained to utilize shade trees and nitrogen-fixing ground cover to protect and nourish coffee trees. They are also educated on how to produce and apply homemade organic fertilizers to enrich the soil.

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