Magwila, a farmers group in Mbozi in the southern highlands of Tanzania close to the Zambian border, is made up of 8 members with one and a half hectares each, producing about 40 bags of coffee per year. Water to irrigate, wash and ferment their coffee comes from the Magwila pond, and all the parchment is dried on raised beds as is the tradition throughout most of Africa. Chairman Alexander Mwampashi and manager Mawazo Mengo are actively pursuing increased production and quality and have already driven progress from processing farmer semi-washed parchment when they started in 2007, to pulping fresh cherry through the small Penagos pulper provided to them by their district council since 2013. Their setup is straightforward and pared back but highly effective, as proven by the quality of this lot. Tanzania is a complicated country but it's one to watch, and we're very excited to be kicking off the 2019 season with this wonderful example of things to come.