Burka Estate was established in 1899, and remains one of the oldest and largest coffee farms in Tanzania. The average altitude of Burka Estate is 1400 meter above sea level. The altitude, coupled with the fertile soils of Mt. Meru create an ideal micro-climate for growing coffee. Burka Estate implements the traditional agro-forestry method, in which coffee bushes are shade grown beneath indigenous trees. The Estate is committed to balancing producing and non-producing areas, allowing much of the natural environment to flourish, including a preserved forest area that makes up almost one third of the Estate. Housing is provided for Estate employees, in the form of villages including schools, worship centers, as well as health and sports facilities. For more about the coffee, and this fascinating Estate, click here.
Region: Northern Tanzania
Altitude: 1,400—1,800 meters
Varietal: N&KP, Kent, Bourbon
Process: Washed, sun-dried
Tasting Notes: Black tea, honey, lemon, peach. Balanced body, acidity, and sweetness.