Zimbabwe Pezuru Estate AAA Coffee 250g
The Pezuru Estate totals 294 hectares, with a quarter of the farm still under natural forest. It is a multipurpose estate with only 45 hectares growing coffee, the first seedlings being planted in 1962. Its location adjacent to the Chiremba Dam, which is fed by small streams and acts as a general catchment area from the surrounding hills, provides support for the irrigation of coffee during the long May to October dry season. This coffee is a mixture of Catimor and Caturra varieties, from which the harvested coffee is blended to provide a uniform quality. The quality of farm management leads to meticulous standards for ripe cherry-picking and processing, ensuring quality of cup. The hand-picking and wet processing of the coffee occurs at the farm’s onsite pulpery, with sun drying on trellis platforms. The dry milling, grading, and preparation for export are all done on the farm as well.
Region: Pezuru Estate, Eastern Highlands
Alt: 1100 -1300 masl
Arabica Variety: Catimor & Caturra
Milling Process: Washed, Sun Dried
Flavour Profile: Sweet Tea, Citrus, Caramel
Cupping Notes: Rich cup with winey, lingering acidity.