Coffee arrived in Tanzania from Uganda. The earliest recorded use in Tanzania is by the Haya tribe from Kagera (North West). The Haya tribe used the beans as a stimulant as well as a currency for trading, which later caused chiefs of the tribe to limit the supply of coffee to maintain value.
This coffee is sourced from the Cooperatives located in the North of Tanzania in the slopes of Mount Kilimanjaro & from the southern Regions of Mbeya/Mbozi and Mbinga.
This coffee was purchased by Direct export: a purchasing system in which the exporter must offer to the farmers a price at least as high as the one they could get in an auction.