Zambia Anaerobic Natural - Ngoli Estate (2022 Crop)

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Bag Weight 60 KG BAG
Harvest Season 2020/21
Status Spot
Lot Number P608528-2
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About This Coffee

Please note that on the website this Purchase Reference is P608528-2, but due to an error in Zambia, the bags are labeled P608528-1. The quality is correctly marked as Anaerobic Natural.

The Olam Coffee Estate Company in Zambia was started in 2012. It is both the largest coffee producer in Zambia and now the largest employer in the country. Olam operates in close collaboration with the indigenous communities who in turn lend their support to the estate participating in the production of its fine coffees. The estate benefits from pure underground spring water used for both irrigation and post-harvest washing.

Country of Origin Zambia
Harvest Season 2020/21
Coffee Grade ZMB CA WA HP
Bag Type Grain Pro / Ecotact
Plant Species Arabica
Processing Honey Processed
Variety Castillo
Region Northern
Farm Name Ngoli Estate

History of Coffee in Zambia 

The history of Zambian coffee seems familiar: men in Holy Orders of one sort or another arrive and plant seeds. But in the case of Zambia, missionaries did not introduce coffee farming until the 1950s. By the time commercial coffee production began in Zambia, the British had considerable experience in starting and operating coffee plantations in India, Kenya, and elsewhere. Planting coffee was an attempt to decrease a dependence on copper exports. Not surprisingly, the emphasis was on yield and production efficiencies. Plantations were large and orderly, grown in full sun on flat land, and processed in large wet mills wherever possible. Nevertheless Zambia made almost no appearance whatsoever on the world coffee stage until coffee was officially exported for the first time in 1985

Growing Coffee in Zambia 

The Northern province has the best conditions for arabica coffee cultivation in Zambia with its relative proximity to the equator and abundant altitude (Mafinga Hills being the highest point in the country at 2,300 masl).  Most coffee grows from 1300 - 2300 masl. Zambia produces both washed and naturally processed coffee and has introduced some honey processing.  A wide range of varieties including Catimor 129, Castillo, Java, and other trial varieties. Specialty grades are AAA, AA, AB and Peaberry. 

  • Region Northern
  • Farm Name Ngoli Estate
  • Producer Type Single Estate
  • Processing Honey Processed
  • Processing Description Anerobic Natural
  • Bag Type Grain Pro / Ecotact
  • Plant Species Arabica
  • Variety Castillo
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  • Top Lot No
  • Status Spot
  • Coffee Grade ZMB CA WA HP
  • CTRM Contract Number P608528-2
  • Country of Origin Zambia
  • Warehouse Continental NJ