We just rated a sample from Zimbabwe (formerly Rhodesia) for the first time since 2008. The Zimbabwe AAA from New Year’s Gift Estate from Green Dragon Coffee earned a respectable 88 points (see review).
In the early years of Coffee Review, coffees from Zimbabwe were certainly not common but they were not unheard of either. In fact, a coffee from Zimbabwe was included in our second tasting report, Straight Coffees from Africa in March 1997. Cafe del Mundo’s Smaldeel Estate scored 89 points and performed better than several Kenyas and Ethiopias.