Photo of Zambia Mafinga Natural green coffee beans.
Photo of naturally dried coffee beans, next to washed coffee beans before being processed for export.
Photo of coffee tree seedlings
Photo of coffee cherries being dried in the sun.  Also known as natural process drying.

Zambia Mafinga Natural

Regular price $5.75

These green coffee beans were grown in the in the northern reaches of Zambia near the Tanzania border in a town called Mafinga.  While Zambia has just entered the specialty coffee world, and more known for its washed coffees, Natural process coffees were the default until washing was introduced about 30 years ago.

Roast Recipe, Behmor Machines
Batch Size: 12 oz (340 g) or ~2 cups of green coffee beans
Press These Buttons to Start: 1, Reduce time to 16:40, Start, P5, D
Approx. Start of First Crack: 2:20 on the timer
Press These Buttons During the Roast: At the start of First Crack, Press P3
Cooling Method: Open Door
Result: Medium Roast coffee beans

For this coffee the natural process, and Mafinga's unique volcanic soil yield complexity and depth in the cup.  This Natural process produces a uniquely complex profile with grape candy, and cherry pie filling, that is laced with acidity, producing a thoroughly syrupy cup. 

Country Zambia
Recommended Roast Level Medium Roast
Tasting Notes Grape candy and cherry pie filling, laced with acidity
Process Natural
Density, g/L 735
Product Type Green (Raw, Unroasted) Coffee Beans
Species Coffea arabica
Varietal(s) Unknown