Itende JKT 250g
This season we’ve been lucky enough to secure three coffees from Tanzania. We’re using Igamba in our Latitude Espresso and following on from Lunji Estate we have Itende JKT. The flavour profile of this coffee is that of stone fruit with plum and dried fruit tones.
Itende JKT coffees are produced through the Tanzanian Army’s National Youth Program. The National Service – or Jeshi la Kujenga Taifa (JKT) in Swahili – offers alternatives to young people who have neither the opportunities nor the resources to access higher education. The programme is voluntary, and young people who inscribe are taught life-skills that enhance their ability to gain employment and income in areas such as agriculture, masonry, carpentry and entrepreneurship.
This coffee was wet-milled at Itende JKT’s mill on the same day that it is harvested. First, the coffee cherry was sorted in cement tanks filled with water. Floaters (including lighter-weight cherries that may have damage and under-ripe cherries) are removed. The cherries were then pulped using a four disc pulper and subsequently washed through grading channels. The parchment was then dry-fermented for between 48-72 hours (where it is turned once or twice during that period) and then washed and spread to dry on raised beds. In 2014, from the 27th to the 30th of October, the wet-mill processed some 22 tonnes of parchment coffee.
Farm: Intende JKT
Varietal(s): N39, Bourbon, & Kent
Processing: Fully washed & sun dried on raised beds