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Zambia Isanya Estate Single Origin Coffee

Zambia Isanya Estate Single Origin Coffee

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Coffee and Farm Details

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The Natural-processed ‘Gold’ coffees, the best cherries are carefully selected with double handpicking (ensuring a consistency of over 98% of fully formed red ripe cherries) before being dried on raised beds.

The cherries are spread across the beds in thin layers to ensure even drying, and regularly turned over a
period of 3 to 4 weeks.

About Isanya Estate

Isanya in the local language of the peaceful Luonga tribe means ‘great plane on a mountain’. This picturesque farm is located between lake Chila and Mount Nsunzu with a history reaching back to the early 20th century.

In the year 1918, a British pilot crashed on the estate and fell in love with the nurse who saved his life in the local hospital. After marrying, the couple decided to start farming the fertile lands.

Originally growing food crops for the local market, Isanya planted its first coffee in 1980 alongside maize and has gradually migrated to 100% coffee production.

Isanya has a unique place in world history as a place of peace. The last shot of World War I was fired close to the estate and all weapons were destroyed at lake Chila after the Germans surrendered to the British in 1918. This event is deeply rooted in the awareness of the local population and in 2018 the entire region celebrated the 100th anniversary of this event with a big ceremony.

Isanya’s coffee is processed in an on-site wet mill and kept for 6 weeks in wooden silos for conditioning. To assure the highest possible quality, parchment is then transported a short distance to the Kateshi dry mill to be prepared for export.

The Northern Province of Zambia shares its border with Tanzania to the East and D.R. Congo to the North. It also occupies the southern shore of Lake Tanganyika, the world’s longest fresh-water lake, the largest in Africa by volume and also its deepest.

The Northern Province has the best conditions for arabica coffee cultivation in Zambia with its relative proximity to the equator and abundant altitude (Mafinga Hills being the highest point in the country at 2,300 masl).

The local economy is dominated by
agriculture with coffee being the primary commercial crop, alongside subsistence crops such as maize, millet, groundnuts and beans. The mountainous terrain and lack of transport infrastructure makes this region challenging to work in, but also one most in need of the investment and development which the coffee industry can bring.

Zambia Isanya Estate Single Origin Coffee

Whole Bean Coffee: Sold in 12oz Resealable Bag

Process: Natural

Origin: Northern Province, Zambia

Variety: Catimor 129, Java

Roast: Light

Altitude: 1600 MASL

Tasting Notes: Peach, Lavendar, Chocolate

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At Achilles Coffee, it is our goal to provide the highest level of customer service and the highest quality coffee. If you are not satisfied with your order simply contact us at or call us at (858) 314-8513 within 30 days of purchase and we will do our best to resolve any issues. 

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