The owners of Gaia have been producing coffee in this region for over 90 years! Their expertise has expanded beyond growing and harvesting fresh cherry, to building their own dry mill and preserving over one third of their land as a wildlife corridor to protect migration routes. The farm is situated on the edge of the Ngorongoro crater and is a UNESCO world heritage site. The coffee is shade grown, which allows for slow maturation of coffee cherries as well as a canopy of native trees in which the local ecosystem can thrive. The region has been suject to unpredictable rainfall this season, which has resulted in lower yields. However, the late harvest this caused has enabled the coffee to arrive here in the UK as fresh as possible.