Tanzania Ngila Estate Glanmalure

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Tanzania Ngila Estate Glanmalure One Roast

Tanzania Ngila Estate Glanmalure Honey

Here is our first of 4 coffees from Glanmalure this season. Over the last 3 years, we have been buying both clean and delicious coffees from Vera at Glanmalure and also a number of interesting processes from a neighbouring farm too. Due to how I feel about where coffee is at the moment, I bought every bag of Vera’s coffee that I could get my hands on and fewer of the experimental coffees this season. This might well be a blog subject in the future. Vera’s coffees are always clean, beautifully produced great examples of the terroir.

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Farm: Ngila Estate.

Area: Arusha Northern Tanzania

Process: Honey (and shade-grown)

Varietal: Kent

Altitude: 1560-1640 Meters above sea level

Roast: Medium/light filter.

(Filter) Cup potential:🥣

Aromatics: Blackberry, caramelised | Body: Silky |Acidity, Low, soft and subtle.

Soft, sweet blackberry, ripe green apple, cocoa with a sherry sweetness on cooling. White fruit sugars, long sweet and clean cup.


This roast is very extractable as espresso but we would not recommend it in milk-based drinks as it is more milky-tea-like than coffee. In espresso using a 16-18g throw into 45-50g +/- 93-96C in 30-40 seconds. This (to me) is the best bit of a lacto-ferment of plums and blackberries.

Farm Info

The Ngila Estate is based on the slopes of the Ngorongoro crater and they have been growing coffee for over 100 years. Ngila has a set-aside 80 hectares of preserved rain forest that reaches 1800 meters above sea level. Ngila is certified by the Rainforest Alliance and uses natural insecticides, like Neem extract, and mineral fertilisers.

Glanmalure is the name of a specific area of Ngila and this is a well-developed lot from the main crop that is representative of the farm. Ngila determines the trees that they are going to pick using a Brix meter, picking is selective and sorting is very intensive.


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