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.