Premium quality coffee
Tanza coffees are specialty coffees. Specialty coffee refers to exceptionally high-quality coffee. This entails that the coffee is free of primary defects, has no quakers, is properly sized and dried, presents in the cup free of faults and taints and has distinctive taste attributes. In other words, it stands for guaranteed premium quality throughout all stages of the coffee production process from the seed into your coffee cup.
Only 5% of the total worldwide coffee export qualify as specialty coffees according to the quality standards developed by the Specialty Coffee Association (SCA). Our first Tanza coffee, Aranga scores 85 (Excellent) of the 100 total points.
Our Tanza Coffee is wrapped in a beautiful nsu bura African print. Nsu bura means a water well in Twi. It symbolizes the ripple effect created when you throw a stone into a water well. The meaning behind it is whatever you do, good or bad, will have an effect for everyone around you.
We want to spark change among;
we believe that each one of us can contribute to making this world a better place for the current and future generations. At Tanza Coffee we want to be the example in everything that we do. This has been the drive to want to work directly and transparently with small scale farmers and other business relations that we share the same ambition. Our coffee is packed in 100% compostable bags to reduce waste.
Majority of Tanzanian farmers have traditionally been growing coffee the way they have learnt from their previous generations. Since the regional cooperatives pay a standard low price per kilo coffee, there was no incentive for them to work harder and produce even better quality coffee. Through their current self-managed cooperatives, they learn that by improving their farming techniques they get better quality coffee beans and earn a good price. They learn that women can also take leading positions in the cooperatives. The farmers are certified by the Tanzania Organic Agriculture Movement (TOAM).
Majority of coffee drinkers are not aware of who is producing their favorite cup of coffee and on which circumstances. This is because the coffee supply chain can be so complicated and coffee from different regions are mixed to create different blends. We would like to create awareness and transparency on where our coffees are produced and by whom and in which circumstances. We hope by creating this awareness our coffee lovers will learn to appreciate their cup of coffee even more and feel good, knowing that they are creating a positive impact not only among the families that are growing their coffee but also to the environment in general. By supporting these farmers through drinking their coffee you allow them to invest their money on what for them has the most priority. One farmer will want to take his/child to a better school, another one will want to improve the roof of his house, while another one wants to have a health insurance for his family.