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website of the Tanzania Coffee Association, your one-stop source for
all information about the coffee industry in Tanzania! This site is
updated regularly to give you the latest news and statistics, so
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produces between 30-40,000 metric tons of coffee per year (70%
Arabica, 30% Robusta). The three main Arabica growing regions are in
the North/Kilimanjaro, Mbeya and the Matengo Highlands (Mbinga).
Other Arabica areas include the Usambara Mountains, Iringa,
Morogoro, Kigoma and Ngara. Robusta coffee is grown mainly in the
Kagera region around Bukoba.
More than 90% of Tanzania's coffee is produced by 400,000
smallholder farmers. Larger estates are found in Arusha, Kilimanjaro
and Mbeya regions.
The harvesting season in Tanzania usually lasts from July to
December, though slightly earlier in the case of Mbeya. Green coffee
is sold either through the Moshi auction or direct to buyers. Coffee
is shipped to buyers out of the major ports of Dar es Salaam and