Located in the highlands extending from Mt. Meru in northern Tanzania, Mondul Coffee Estate has been growing the highest quality Arabica specialty coffee beans since 1931. Mondul Coffee Estate has expert knowledge and a passion for specialty coffee. A long-established community of over 100 permanent employees lives and works onsite. The employees embrace traditional methods of coffee production, while adopting modern practices along the way. Ripe coffee cherries are carefully picked and then pulped within 8 hours of harvesting. They are then fully fermented for 24 to 36 hours with a mid-wash done 12 to 18 hours between fermentation. The beans are dried for 21 days. Once the beans are down to a moisture of 10.5%, they are delivered to the dry-mill for hulling, grading and export.
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A traditional farming method in which coffee trees are grown alongside other crops under a canopy of taller trees. The mixture of vegetation prevents erosion and protects the coffee from harsh weather. Shade grown farms also provide vital wildlife habitat.