Northern Provice, Zambia
Zambia may just be Africa's best kept coffee secret. In addition to climate and terroir, reliable cultivars, cutting edge farming techniques, and high quality processing standards combine to produce coffee with the classic bright fruit flavors, sparkling acidity, and sweet aftertaste for which well-balanced East African coffees are famous.
Landlocked and surrounded by eight other African countries, exporting coffee has been a challenge for Zambian coffee growers. However, large, centralized milling stations tend to make Zambian coffees clean and consistent, and word is spreading about this up-and-coming coffee origin.