Stockton Graham & Co
Tanzanian AA Mt. Meru
|Roaster Location:||Raleigh, North Carolina|
|Coffee Origin:||Mt. Meru region, Northern Tanzania|
|Review Date:||June 2007|
Blind Assessment: The dry, crisply pungent berry character we call black currant gently dominates throughout the profile. In the aroma it takes on a light-red-wine-like character, while in the cup it is enveloped in a quiet background sweetness. Soft acidity, delicate body, simple finish.
Notes: AA is the highest grade of Tanzania coffee based on largest bean size and fewest visually imperfect beans. Mt. Meru is in northern Tanzania, near the border with Kenya, the next mountain south from Mt. Kilimanjaro. Coffee from the region is often marketed under the name of the main town in the region, Arusha. Stockton Graham & Co is a wholesale specialty beverage and accessory supply company ("Global Beverage Experiences") that puts particular emphasis on fine coffee. Visit www.stocktongraham.com or call 800-835-5943 for more information.
Who Should Drink It: Coffee drinkers looking for a less acidy and assertive version of the great black-currant Kenyas.
This review originally appeared in the June, 2007 tasting report: Alternative Africas: Rwanda, Tanzania, Zimbabwe