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Machare Estate is one of the highest farms on the slopes of beautiful Mount Kililmanjaro in Tanzania. It is located right below the rainforest and measures in total 230 ha. Thereof approx. 38 ha are kept as river and nature reserve in order to allow nature to grow without restrictions. Cultivated as a coffee estate in the early 1930s by a German settler it was then sold a couple of years before it was nationalized. In 2001, Bente Luther-Medoch leased Machare Estate being in a very run-down condition. Together with her Tanzanian team she managed to turn the land into a sustainable and state of the art coffee farm. The annual lease rent is paid directly into the account of the neighboring villages and helps building schools, dispensaries and other infrastructure. Further projects include tree planting, smallholder training in good agricultural practices and coffee quality improvement, providing eco-friendly stoves and water management. The estate is continuously supports social and environmental projects thereby demonstrating its true commitment towards sustainability.
Cup Profile: Zesty, fresh acidity, full body, intense citrus fruit and black tea notes.