Most African coffees are named after a town, washing station or landmark. The producers of this coffee are mostly subsistence farmers who rely of coffee production as their main source of income.
This coffee was handpicked by smallholder farmers who are members of the Usongwe, Mwakakum and Umoja wa Songwe cooperatives. The Mbeya farm is one acre in size (765 trees) and is located in the village of Mshewe. The farm is a member of the Mwakakum co-op and produces 250 kgs of green coffee..