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Artisan Roast - Chisi - Malawi - Washed

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Fruit filled, medium bodied and a perfect start to the day. Tangy orange marmalade leads through to a fragrant plum finish, green tea and a delicate effervescent grape like acidity.

From Artisan Roast:

Chisi is a washing station in the northern Misuku region of Malawi near the border with Southern Tanzania. The station serves 79 smallholder families and takes its name, which means ‘darkness’ in the local Ndali language, from the hillside it is built on – so called because a unique micro-climate means the hill is often covered in cloud and noticeably cooler than the surrounding region.

This micro-climate is crucial for the coffee strain grown by the farmers. The zone grows more geisha variety than it’s neighbours and the climate in Chisi, along with its altitude which stretches up to 1850m asl, is more suited to geisha than neighbouring zones. This pulping station has stand out quality in terms of Malawi for me and showcases what the country can produce in terms of quality. Some of this is due to the geisha variety but terroir and quality processing also has a role to play.

This specific lot is exclusive to Artisan Roast and comes from a quality improvement initiative run by Coffee Nexus and Imani Development. Time was spent in the region working on improving quality at six pulping stations to help the farmers access higher quality market streams. Coffee cherry selection was exemplary and the impact on the cup in this lot is stunning. A syrupy underlying sweetness runs all the way through the taste complementing the grape like acids that are long and effervescent. The dominant flavours are orange marmalade and plum and a delicate hint of green tea can be found in the background.

Altitude: 1500 - 1850 masl
Farm/Coop: 79 farmers of the Chisi Zone
Great for: Aeropress, Cafetiere, Filter, With milk
Origin: Africa/Malawi - Chisi Zone, Misuku Region
Process Method: Washed
Varietals: Geisha

When do we roast your coffee?

We roast at least every Monday and Wednesday (roasting days). Our cut off for planning orders for roasting is 2pm on a roasting date. If an order is received after this cut off it will be prioritised on the next roasting day. Most items will be dispatched the next day (Tuesday and Thursday). If we cannot deliver the goods within this time we will tell you immediately and agree on another time for delivery. If we cannot agree on another time, we will offer you a refund. We use a range of different roaster sizes so we can batch roast exactly what we need for that day. This means that no coffee will leave our roastery older than the previous working day.

Delivery Method

We send your coffee by Royal Mail 1st Class post, which aims to deliver within 1 working day. This is not a guarantee but an aim. Royal Mail will not class an item as lost or missing for 15 working days. Please get in touch if you have not received your order within 7 working days of dispatch. For International delivery to Europe we use the Royal Mail International Standard service. This has a delivery aim of 5-10 days. For International delivery to World Zone 1 & 2 countries we use the Royal Mail International Tracked & Signed service. This has a delivery aim of 5-10 days.

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Tasting record

Method Dose Grind Time Volume Comments
e.g. Espresso 18g Vario 1E 25secs 30ml A bit finer next time would be better.