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Tanzania | Iyenga School Project - DARK ROAST

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Roast Level Chart
The units of measurement used in the chart are the AGTRON GOURMET SCALE and have been taken from ground samples, the value "zero" corelates to pure carbon while values over 100 could be underdeveloped.
ROAST LEVEL TASTE PROFILE  COFFEE EXAMPLE
LIGHT

86 to 100

Fruits, Sweet Kenya Blue Mountain AA (89)
MEDIUM 70 to 85 Caramelized Sugar, Mellow Team (80)
DARK 44 to 69 Smoky, Dark Chocolate St. Vincent (61)
VERY DARK 20 to 43 Very Smoky, Liquorice, Burnt Full French (34)

 *Higher numbers = Lighter roast

*Lower numbers = Darker roast

 

 

Roast Level Chart
The units of measurement used in the chart are the AGTRON GOURMET SCALE and have been taken from ground samples, the value "zero" corelates to pure carbon while values over 100 could be underdeveloped.
ROAST LEVEL TASTE PROFILE  COFFEE EXAMPLE
LIGHT

86 to 100

Fruits, Sweet Kenya Blue Mountain AA (89)
MEDIUM 70 to 85 Caramelized Sugar, Mellow Team (80)
DARK 44 to 69 Smoky, Dark Chocolate St. Vincent (61)
VERY DARK 20 to 43 Very Smoky, Liquorice, Burnt Full French (34)

 *Higher numbers = Lighter roast

*Lower numbers = Darker roast

 

 

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Description

At Thomson's we are proud to support this wonderful project. Not only is this a great tasting coffee but by buying it you are helping support the local community at origin.  In association with our sourcing partners Mercanta we have agreed to pay an extra premium on this coffee to support refurbishment projects at the local school where the farmers children attend.

Alongside our initial donation of £1275 we have now further agreed to donate an extra 10% of every kilo of coffee we sell. 

This money will go directly towards the schools refurbishment programme which includes

  • Repairing the old classrooms and building a new one.
  • Finishing the toilet cubicles which currently lack connection to the sewers and have no doors or even ceramic toilets in them.

Iyenga Agricultural Marketing Cooperative Society (Iyenga AMCOS) was registered in 2003 under the Tanzanian cooperative act. The cooperative deals only with coffee and collects from more than 500 farmers within the Mbeya region (primarily within the district of Mbozi). Of these 500 farmers, around 191 are registered members of the cooperative.

All of the farmers in Iyenga village (from which most of the cooperative members hail) are very small scale and grow coffee on 5 hectares or fewer (most only have a hectare or so). In addition to coffee, many grow maize, peanuts and beans. The majority of farmers often keep one or two cows and some poultry, as well.

VARIETAL

Bourbon, N 39, Kent

ALTITUDE

1600 - 1950  metres above sea level

PROCESSING

Washed

TASTE

Hazelnut, Wafer, Dark Chocolate

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