probably the best coffee
Tanzania is the third largest coffee producer in Africa and produces about one percent of the world's Arabica coffee. It qualifies as Strictly High Grown (SHG) / Strictly Hard Bean (SHB) arabica, which requires higher elevation growing areas (e.g., 1,400 to 2,000 meters above sea level) than Robusta coffee.
The higher quality coffee is famous for its bright acidity and fruity, tart notes. Expect a cup of Tanzanian brew to taste much like Ethiopian or Kenyan coffees (as they all share a common origin). The Tanzania peaberry is a known delicacy for coffee aficionados.
All Tanzanian coffee is organic and wet processed (washed), and the Tanzanian coffee grading system is similar to Kenya coffee grading, with Tanzania AA being the highest grade followed by A, B, etc.
Tanzania's major coffee growing regions include Arusha (Mount Meru), the Moshi district (Mount Kilimanjaro), Oldeani (in the Arusha region), and Pare, the high plateau between Lake Taganyika and Lake Nyassa as well as Songea, the capital of the Ruvuma region of southeastern Tanzania where the Ruvuma River forms most of the southern boundary with Mozambique.