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Zambia Mafinga Hills Arabica Coffee. Flavor notes: honey, red grapes, tea.
Select the desired package, roast and grind level, then the final price will be displayed. The starting price is for 75 g. of coffee beans roasted to medium.
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1) Country of origin of coffee
Zambia, formerly known as Rhodesia, is located in the south-central part of Africa and is a landlocked country. It gained independence in 1964, changing its name to Zambia, which comes from the Zambezi River, meaning "Great River". This country is famous for tourist attractions such as Victoria Falls and South Luangwa National Park. Among Zambians, a well-known writer Ellen Banda-Aaku stands out, who has gained international recognition for her novels. Zambia's history and culture are closely related to coffee, which plays an increasingly important role in the country's economy.
Coffee plantations were introduced to Zambia by colonizers who planted the first seedlings. Currently, coffee cultivation is mainly concentrated in the Northern Province, in the Mafinga Hills area. Zambian coffee is gaining popularity due to its unique growing conditions and rich coffee culture.
2) Region where coffee comes from
The coffee offered by Sochaccy coffee roastery comes from plantations in the Mafinga Hills, where mainly Arabica varieties, Caturra and Bourbon, are grown. The Mafinga Hills are located near the border with Malawi, and their highest peak - Mafinga Central - reaches 2339 meters above sea level. The Nyika National Park is also located in this region, close to the plantations, which is home to many rare species of animals and plants.
Farmers from the Mafinga Hills take care of the natural environment by using sustainable farming methods. The soil in the region is rich in minerals, which translates into a unique taste of coffee. The plantation is owned by John Mwila, who has been running the family farm for several generations and is a member of the local agricultural cooperative. The plantation fields are located at an altitude of 1500 to 1650 meters above sea level, and the coffee has quality certifications. Harvesting on the plantation takes place from October to December.
3) How does Zambia Mafinga Hills coffee taste?
Coffee from the Mafinga Hills in Zambia has a unique taste that combines notes of honey, red grapes, and black tea. Thanks to medium roasting, this coffee offers a delicate light acidity, which gives it a unique character. The intensity of the coffee flavor, so highly valued by customers of Sochaccy coffee roastery's online shop, is due to freshness; the coffee comes from the latest harvest, is roasted on the day of shipment, and is shipped rapidly, usually on the day of order placement.
Depending on the chosen method of preparing the beverage, the taste of coffee may vary slightly. Using an espresso machine will yield an intense, full flavor, while light roasting alternative methods, such as drip or Aeropress, may bring out more subtle coffee notes.
4) How to order coffee
When ordering coffee, it is worth following a few guidelines:
1. Order the appropriate amount of coffee, preferably for about 2 weeks, to enjoy the freshness of the flavor.
2. Choose the roasting level: medium roasting is ideal for those starting their adventure with freshly roasted coffee.
3. If you have a grinder, order whole bean coffee and grind it just before preparing the beverage. Otherwise, choose the appropriate grind for your brewing method.
5) Why buy coffee directly from Sochaccy coffee roastery?
It is worth buying freshly roastedcoffee directly from Sochaccy coffee roastery because they offer:
- Freshness - coffee roasted on the day of shipment, fast order fulfillment;
- Low threshold for free courier delivery or delivery to a parcel locker;
- A wide selection of coffees from around the world;
- The option to choose between whole bean and ground coffee on request;
- 3 roasting levels to choose from;
- A family-owned coffee roastery, with coffee only available online;
- Coffee roasting for customers since 2014;
By purchasing coffee directly from Sochaccy coffee roastery, you can be sure that you are getting high-quality, freshly roasted coffee with a unique taste and supporting a small, family-owned business.
- Coffee species
- Continent of origin of the coffee
- Country of origin of the coffee
- Coffee region of origin
- Northern Province
- Region of origin of the coffee
- Maffinga Hills
- Coffee processing method
- The leading coffee variety
- Caturra i Bourbon
- Coffee harvest
- Leading flavour notes
- Altitude of the plantation
- from 1,500 to 2,000 m.a.s.l.
- freshly roasted coffee
- Coffee category
- Caffeine level
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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
What is fresh-roasted coffee?
A coffee is considered freshly roasted when a minimum of 24 hours from the roasting date has elapsed but no more than 14 days. Coffee after roasting needs 24 hours to rest-decompress, after 14 days from the date of roasting there is a loss of nearly 20% of aroma intensity as well as flavor.
Taste notes what is it?
It is the natural taste of coffee, obtained only by roasting coffee without any artificial additives or preservatives. The richness of coffee is precisely in the variety of coffee flavors coming from different regions of the world.
Which coffee roasting to choose?
If you prepare coffee with alternative methods (AeroPress, Drip, dripper, V60, Chemex...) be sure to try coffee in light roast.
If you are preparing coffee in a pressurized, pour-over or coffee maker, try coffee in medium roast; it is the most versatile coffee roast.
If you are preparing coffee in a pot, try a dark roast.
Coffee roasted light contains more caffeine than coffee roasted medium or dark. There are usually more noticeable notes of citrus, flowers.
If you're just getting started with fresh-roasted coffees or this particular coffee, it's best to try it in a medium roast for the first time. The medium roast is the most balanced roast between citrus acidity and pronounced chocolate, cocoa.
Dark roast, often associated with Italian roasting, is the exposure of cocoa, dark chocolate notes in coffee; less noticeable are fruit, floral notes. Dark-roasted coffee contains the least caffeine of all 3 roasts.
Which coffee roast has the most caffeine?
The amount of caffeine in coffee depends not only on the roasting method, but also on the type of coffee and how it is prepared. However, it is generally believed that light-roasted coffee contains slightly more caffeine than dark-roasted coffee.
Light-roasted coffee retains most of the natural flavors and aromas of the coffee bean, but has more oils and phenolic compounds, which are removed during further roasting. Therefore, in light-roasted coffee, caffeine remains in greater amounts.
What is dark coffee roasting?
Dark roasting is the process of roasting coffee beans, which leads to a very dark color and intense flavor. Coffee beans are roasted for a longer time and at a higher temperature than in light or medium roasting.
During dark roasting, the sugars in the coffee beans are caramelized and the acidity of the beans is almost completely removed. As a result, dark roast coffee has an intense, bitter flavor with notes of chocolate, caramel and nuts.
Dark roast coffee is popular in some regions, such as Italy, where dark roast espresso is often preferred. However, due to its intense taste and lack of subtle flavors, it is not the preferred roasting method for some coffee lovers.
What is a medium coffee roast?
Medium roasting (American, City Roast Medium, Regular Roast, City Roast, Breakfast Roast)is a coffee bean roasting process that lies between light and dark roasting. During medium roasting, the beans are roasted for about 10-15 minutes at a moderate temperature.
During this process, the sugars in the coffee beans begin to caramelize, which gives the coffee a sweet taste, and the acidity of the beans is gently reduced. The beans gain more complex aromas, including nutty, floral and fruity notes.
Medium roast coffee is the most commonly preferred coffee roast by coffee lovers, as it preserves the subtle flavors of the beans while adding some sweetness and fullness of flavor. Medium-roast coffee is also popular in many cafes and restaurants because it has a balanced flavor and aroma that is enjoyed by a wide range of consumers.
What is a light coffee roast?
Light roasting (Cinnamon, New England, Light Roast, Light City, Half City) is a process of roasting coffee beans that leads to a light color and delicate flavor. During light roasting, the beans are subjected to a short roasting process (about 5-7 minutes) at a relatively low temperature. During this process, the sugars in the coffee beans begin to caramelize, but not as intensely as in dark roasting. Coffee from light roasting has a pronounced acidity and delicate, fruity and floral aromas. Light roast coffees are often preferred by coffee lovers who appreciate subtle, complex flavors and aromas. Such coffees are especially popular in Scandinavian countries, where light-roasted coffee is treated like a luxury product and is drunk in smaller quantities, but with better quality. However, due to its sour taste and mildness, light-roasted coffee is not liked by all coffee lovers. Light roast coffee is popular among lovers of alternative coffee preparation.
How much coffee to buy in a coffee roaster's store?
The amount of coffee you should buy from a coffee roaster depends on your personal preferences and needs.
If you drink coffee every day and like freshly roasted coffee, it's a good idea to buy enough to stock up for 2 weeks. It is recommended that you buy enough to avoid losing freshness.
One way to determine the right amount of coffee to buy is to calculate the average amount of coffee consumed per day or per week. Based on this information, you can determine how much coffee beans you need to buy from a roaster to stock up for the right amount of time.
If you are using a pressurized coffee maker with a grinder to prepare your coffee, it is a good idea to buy such a package of coffee (75g.,250g.,500g.,1,000g.) so that you can pour all the coffee into the bean container.
It is also worth considering your taste preferences and choosing the coffee that best suits your tastes. The Sochaccy.co store offers 75g coffee samples for purchase, allowing you to try different flavors and choose your favorite type.
Ultimately, the amount of coffee you should buy from the roaster depends on your individual preferences and needs, but it's worth buying enough to avoid constantly going to the store for fresh coffee.
Which coffee is better to buy - bean or ground?
The decision between bean and ground coffee depends on several factors.
First, bean coffee usually has a longer shelf life than ground coffee because the coffee beans retain their freshness and aroma longer. Therefore, if you want to enjoy the freshest coffee, it is best to buy coffee beans and grind them just before brewing.
Secondly, ground coffee is more convenient and faster to prepare because it does not require grinding before brewing. Therefore, if you don't have time to grind coffee before each brewing, ground coffee may be more suitable for you.
Third, ground coffee offers more control over the brewing process and allows you to adjust the grind thickness to suit your taste preferences. With ground coffee, the grind thickness has already been determined, which can affect the taste of the coffee.
In conclusion, the decision between bean and ground coffee depends on your individual preferences and needs. If you want freshness and control over the brewing process, it's better to choose bean coffee and grind it just before brewing. However, if you are looking for convenience and speed, ground coffee may be more suitable for you.