In Swahili, the word Tweega means giraffe.
Coffee is Tanzania's largest export crop and it is thought that ninety-five percent of the coffee produced is done so by smallholder farmers and their families (supporting roughly 4.5million people) who often have small plots of 5 hectares or less.
Farmers hand-pick their crop and deliver it to 20 washing stations around the region, all of which adhere to the strict quality standards enforced by TEMBO Coffee, the local processing station.
Arabica seedlings were first introduced to the country in the 16th century from Ethiopia and Reunion (Bourbon) Island where they were traditionally chewed as a stimulant by the Haya tribe who came to use them as money.
Our coffees are ethically sourced from green coffee buyers who are committed to excellent coffee, excellent standards and paying their farmers an excellent price. We source, roast, blend and pack the coffee ourselves, to ensure that the coffee makes as few journeys as possible once it has left the farm.