[Homeroast] Coffee from Malawi?

Howard Degenholtz howard.degenholtz at gmail.com
Wed Feb 3 12:53:34 CST 2010


Thanks for the replies.  I will pass along to my friend.  I know a couple
people that go back and forth to Malawi regularly.  I think I'll check into
it, but keep expectations low.  My sense was that the government is stable,
but that does not say anything about exports!
Cheers,
--Howard

howard.degenholtz at gmail.com


On Tue, Feb 2, 2010 at 8:47 PM, Starfinder Stanley <coffee at starf.org> wrote:

> I have had some wonderful coffee from there, but none recently ---I had
> heard the political situation at present was interfering with getting it
> out
> in timely fashion.
>
> It was a Malawi mapanga, I seem to recall... I'd have to check my bucket
> labels....
>
> ...Starfinder
>
> On Tue, Feb 2, 2010 at 5:24 PM, Tom & Maria - Sweet Maria's Coffee <
> sweetmarias at sweetmarias.com> wrote:
>
> > A lot of trouble transporting coffee from Malawi promptly, so it does not
> > get exposed to high humidity at port and en route. There is potential,
> > actually a lot of Gesha coffee there (but it does not cup like Esmeralda
> > Gesha )- also a lot of catimor cultivar which is not good. We had someone
> > offering us Gesha-Catimor blend!
> >
> > Tom
> >
> >
> >  So over a cup of Colombia "Platos Fuertes de Huila" this weekend, a
> friend
> >> and erstwhile roaster asked me about availability of coffee from Malawi.
> >>  He
> >> had been to Africa recently and brought back coffee from the Mzuzu
> region
> >> and enjoyed it immensely.  Has anyone on the list had experience with
> that
> >> region?
> >> --Howard
> >>
> >> howard.degenholtz at gmail.com
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