Zimbabwe AA+ Salimba Estate

The Arabicas grown at the Salimba Estate are among the finest coffees grown in Zimbabwe and are noted for their excellent balanced cup. 


The Salimba Estate, located at an altitude of 3200 feet in Eastern Zimbabwe, first planted coffee in 1955. The soil is a sandy clay loam. Though the Estate receives an average of 50 inches of rain during the wet months between November and April, in the winter (May - July) mists keep the plants moist. 


All of the coffee is hand-picked as red cherries. To ensure that the coffee is at the best stage for harvesting, the trees are picked approximately ten times over throughout the season. They are washed (water-processed) and sun dried in the southern sun.

This wonderful AA+ graded coffee has a bright, full body and is well balanced, with a distinctive sweet aroma, moderate acidity and a hint of "wild" in the cup reminiscent of East African coffees.  The complexity in the cup is evident with alternating flavors of chocolate and caramel with subtle winey grape notes and a phantom hint of tobacco. Sounds delightful, doesn't it?  It is!