The Contemporary | Madagascar Zebu Estate 1kg

The Contemporary | Madagascar Zebu Estate 1kg

Espresso Beans 1kg

This is an incredibly special coffee, not least because it was grown and processed in Madagascar – a first for us as a coffee sourcing origin. This coffee definitely has a distinct African quality – the sort you might expect from a high quality Rwandan or Tanzanian coffee. It has a lovely silk-like plum texture with notes of bright red berries and blackcurrants. It’s got that super juicy mouthfeel thing that we love! With milk, the sweetness is elevated but a little bit of the character is lost.

 

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Producer Zebu Coffee Estate
Region Miarinarivo
Varietal Typica, Bourbon
Process Washed
Altitude 1137m

About This Coffee

This is an incredibly special coffee, not least because it was grown and processed in Madagascar – a first for us as a coffee sourcing origin. The name Zebu Estate comes from a unique breed of cow native to Madagascar which is used as a nutritious source of fertiliser on the coffee plants. 

We bought this coffee through Omwani, a small green coffee importer who are also a part of the Green Coffee Collective – a community of speciality green coffee sourcing partners, processors and farmers who have come together from all corners of the coffee-producing world. Their purpose is to support early-stage roasters while promoting transparent trade. We first found Omwani and the collective they are part of in 2020 and we’ve been discovering other incredible small-scale importers and coffees ever since! 

Madagascar sits just off the southwest coast of Africa and whilst it does produce coffee, it’s a minuscule amount compared to other coffee producing countries. What Madagascar produces in a year – Colombia probably produces in a minute. Don’t quote us on that, we just made it up, but you get the picture. Such a small percentage of it is speciality, that we hit the jackpot bigtime, in finding this absolute banger.  

This coffee definitely has a distinct African quality – the sort you might expect from a high-quality Rwandan or Tanzanian coffee. It has a lovely silk-like plum texture with notes of bright red berries and blackcurrants. It’s got that super juicy mouthfeel thing that we love! With milk, the sweetness is elevated but a little bit of the character is lost.