Malawi Mzuzu Fair Trade
Origins: From family-owned farms organized around the Mzuzu Coffee Planters Cooperative Union in Northern Malawi. Districts include Chitipa and Mzimba.
Processing: Wet-Process, fully washed
Varietal: Gesha, Nyika
Roast Level: Medium (Full City)
Flavors: Medium body with peach and honey sweetness with tea finish. It is not a tart acidity, but balanced for a well-rounded cup. A refreshing summer-time coffee.
Certifications: Fair Trade certification. This cooperative supports 3,000 members and supports community improvement projects and gender equity. Some projects include the construction of a hospital . On their website (http://www.mzuzucoffee.org), their aim is to provide the following to all of the small farmers involved in the Coop: housing, food security (3 meals a day), adequate warmth (bedding & clothing), and education for the children. According to the USDA Fair Trade, the majority of their Fair Trade Premium in a health program which includes a Private Rural Hospital for members and communities in the area.
Giving Back Connection : A percentage of sales will be given back to Gospel Life Global Missions. This organization is based in Hardin, KY but work in church-planting in southern Malawi. Josh and his wife, along with their children, are heading this organization with training pastors in the Malawi region. For further details, check out their website at: https://gospellife.org/