Tanzania Arusha Karatu Estate
The Karatu coffee estate is located in the ring of Ngorongoro crater in the Karatu area. This is about 150 kms North of Arusha city. The estate was established in the mid 1900’s by German settlers after the second world war. The area experiences a long mono-annual production cycle with harvesting from August – January. The estate applies both dry and wet processing methods. Each method involves picking the berries when red and ripe. But for the dry process they are picked and gently sun dried, for the wet process the berries are pulped, fermented, washed, then sun dried.