F45 training brew

tastes like
Blackberry, Raisin, Molasses
origin
Tanzania (Itende JKT)
£6.50
best suited for
Espresso + Filter
process
Washed
varietal
Mixed
origin
Tanzania (Itende JKT)
location
Mbeya

Every month we introduce a new coffee. We do this to shine a light on coffees from around the world that we've found and loved. Choose subscribe to get a different coffee every month, especially chosen by our expert roasters. 

This month we've teamed up with the international fitness community of F45 to get people drinking coffee and exercising-  we've called the coffee F45 training brew. 


About the coffee: 

It's from the East African country of Tanzania

This washed coffee, a blend of N39, Bourbon and Kent varietals, is produced at Itende JKT through the Tanzanian Army’s National Youth Program. The National Service, or Jeshi la Kujenga Taifa (JKT) in Swahili, offers alternatives to young people who have neither the opportunities nor the resources to access higher education. The programme is voluntary, and young people who inscribe are taught life-skills that enhance their ability to gain employment and income in areas such as agriculture, masonry, carpentry and entrepreneurship.

While the programme has multiple ‘camps’ across the country, the Itende one is special in its focus on agriculture - coffee in particular - and its plantations extend across 80 hectares. Considering the rural environs, it is surprising that Itende is located only 1.5 km from the city centre of Mbeya. A feature that makes it attractive to the young people from all over the country to attend the programme, usually for 3 to 6 months. Those who show initiative can apply for employment immediately after finishing their training. In addition to training in coffee cultivation, they also learn skills in farming other agricultural crops like maize, beans and sunflower.

We are sourcing this coffee through our partner Mercanta, who's exporting partner in Tanzania has been central in helping the camp’s leaders to develop a coffee-growing programme that will secure access to speciality coffee markets. In addition to providing training in agronomy and marketing, the programme receives training on all aspects of cultivation and processing in order to build the foundations for higher quality coffee and increased yields in this often overlooked coffee-growing area of Tanzania. All Itende JKT’s coffee is sold through the auctions and the income generated through the activities of the camp is then fed back into the programme so that it can continue to function.

best suited for
Espresso + Filter
process
Washed
varietal
Mixed
origin
Tanzania (Itende JKT)
location
Mbeya
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