The CPU was founded by Rashid who is a successful entrepreneur and coffee farmer himself. The CPU was started in 2011 and processed semi-washed coffees up until last year. However seeing the additional value in producing fully washed coffees, he convinced the farmers in neighbouring areas to produce fully washed coffees at the start of the 2016/2017 season. The coffee is fully washed with water from the Shidawa river, fermented in tanks, graded based on density, soaked in tanks and dried on raised beds. The parchment is then handpicked on the drying tables to remove defects.
Coffee fact sheet
Tanzania Iyela Coffee GroupCooperative Coffee
A coffee with notes of coffee blossom, cane sugar, a good acidity with traces of green apple and a creamy body.