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Zambia Natural
Zambia Natural
Zambia Natural
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Zambia Natural

Regular price $ 16.00

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Grind Type

Roast: Medium

Origin: Zambia

Region: Northern Province of Zambia

Process: Natural

Altitude: 1300 - 1400 masl

Tasting: Fleeting acidity, candied raisin sweetness, juicy berries

Recommended for: pour over

Behind the Beans

This specially prepared natural process coffee comes from Ngoli and Kateshi estates in the Northern province of Zambia. 

THE PRODUCERS 

The Kateshi & Ngoli coffee estates are located in the Zambia's Northern province. The estates cover a combined area of 1,726 hectares of land, of which 1,039 are planted with coffee, and 687 are dedicated conservation areas and buffer zones. Both estates carry Rainforest Alliance, Utz and 4C certifications.

The estates are also involved in social initiatives.
 
 - The estates are partnered with Water Resource Management Authority and development organiszations like GIZ and SNV to reduce water risk and ensure drinking water security in the Chambeshi catchment area.

 - In a concerted effort to empower local women, Kateshi is the first and only coffee estate to employ women in traditionally male-dominated roles such as tractor driving and large equipment operation.


THE PROCESS

This coffee is naturally processed on raised African beds.
 
Cherries are selectively harvested before being double handpicked to ensure only the ripest, highest quality are processed.
 
The selected cherries are dried on African beds for 18-24 days depending on ambient conditions.
 
Shade nets used to diffuse sunlight and ensure an even drying process.
 
Once the optimum moisture content has been reached the coffee is rested in a cool environment before being milled, graded by bean size and sorted to remove any remaining defects.

THE REGION

The Northern province of Zambia shares its borders with Tanzania to the East and D.R. Congo to the North. It also occupies the southern shore of Lake Tanganyika - the world’s longest fresh-water lake, and the largest in Africa by volume.
 
The Northern province has the best conditions for arabica coffee cultivation in Zambia with its relative proximity to the equator and abundant altitude (Mafinga Hills being the highest point in the country at 2,300masl).
 
The local economy is dominated by agriculture with coffee being a primary cash crop alongside subsistence crops such as maize, millet, groundnuts and beans.
 
The mountainous terrain and lack of transport infrastructure makes this region challenging to work in, but also one most in need of the investment and development which the coffee industry can bring.
Grind Types Explained
Why Does Grind Type Matter?
 
Grind size affects the extraction rate of the coffee and therefore affects the flavor of the final brew. Because of the water flow rate and pressure variations between brew methods, different grind sizes suit different brew methods better. You'll want to pick the right one for optimum flavor.
 
More details than you were looking for? Go with the flat bottom filter. It's our most popular grind type and works in your basic home coffee maker!
 
Options:
Whole Bean 

Whole beans for your home grinder. Your grind, your way.

Flat-Bottom Filter 

Perfect grind for your traditional coffee maker, our most popular grind.

Cone Filter 

Perfect grind for your pour over.

Coffee Press 

Perfect grind for your Aeropress or french press.

Read for Summer Shipping Updates

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What are your shipping options?

Ground shipping: $5.00
Priority and Priority Express: Calculated at checkout

Where do you ship?
We ship to all 50 states! At this time, we are unable to ship internationally.

How do I get free shipping?
We offer free domestic ground shipping on all orders that are $50 or higher. 

What do I need to know about shipping chocolate?
Shipping chocolate is a delicate adventure – especially in the summer.

Our chocolate is especially vulnerable to the effects of temperature fluctuation because we avoid the use of all stabilizers, preservatives, and fillers.

In order to help your chocolates arrive in the way they leave our workshop, we have placed the following systems in place:

  1. We only ship chocolate orders Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays to avoid packages spending the weekend outside of a temperature-controlled environment. Any orders placed Thursday and later will ship the following Monday.
  2. We recommend all chocolate orders are ordered for pick-up or sent by USPS Priority Mail Express.
  3. We cannot offer refunds on chocolate shipped during the summer using USPS Ground or USPS Priority Shipping.
  4. In summer, we ship our chocolates with insulation and icepacks. This utilitarian packing solution helps protect your chocolate in transit.
  5. We occasionally make the tough call to postpone shipping on hot days, and we always update you accordingly.
  6. While we can only offer refunds to customers who have selected USPS Priority Mail Express shipping for their chocolate, please contact us if you are unhappy in any way with your order and we’ll do what we can to make it right.
  7. See our FAQ page for more details on chocolate and temperature!

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