Coffee is the second largest cash crop in Tanzania, and ironically (or not) you will find that the farmers drink very little of it, they drink mainly tea. It makes sense when you think about it, why consume your source of income? The farmers here belong to the KNCU co-operative and they will always strive to get the best price for the farmer’s crop. Fair Trade pays the best, and you can see first-hand how buying Fair Trade products helps the man on the ground, producing the goods.
At the end of the tour you will have learned all there is to know about coffee, you will even have harvested some beans yourself, the tour culminates in a traditional Tanzanian lunch accompanied by a freshly brewed cup of coffee, of course. You can even purchase a bag of beans to take home with you, it makes a great gift for any coffee lover, or you could just treat yourself.
The Kahawa Shambani coffee tour takes place on the lower slopes of Mount Kilimanjaro near Moshi
The tours take place all year round though if you want to see more of the action, the beans are harvested between July and February each year, each plant is harvested every 10 days or so during this time.
The tour is in total 3 - 4 hours long, and we can pre-book this for you together with transfers as part of your itinerary.