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Thread: CoffeeSnobs FairCrack - Machare Estate Farmstay and Coffee Experience

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    CoffeeSnobs FairCrack - Machare Estate Farmstay and Coffee Experience

    After roughly 18 months building I'm very excited to say that the Machare Coffee Estate farmstay units are now finished!

    These amazing units were built as part of a FairCrack project on the Machare coffee Estate with a view across the valley to the stunning Kilimanjaro. You can see the progress of the building in the original thread:
    CoffeeSnobs FairCrack - Tanzania Farmstay


    The exciting news is that now they are finished Bente and Ralph have put together two different packages for CoffeeSnobs members who want to stay on the farm and learn from ground to cup.

    Machare Farmstay
    The basic package called Machare Farmstay is a svery affordable package that includes transfer to and from the airport, one nights accommodation in one of the FairCrack huts, meals, drinks (non-alcoholic) half day farm and processing tour, half day visit to one of the FairCrack village projects.

    Details:
    http://cdn.coffeesnobs.com.au/Machar...offeeSnobs.pdf


    Machare Coffee Experience
    Package two is called Machare Coffee Experience and is an amazing week of everything coffee.
    You will get 5 nights accommodation on the estate and 4 days of detailed coffee knowledge covering everything you could imagine including coffee growing, sustainability, organic and environmental care. You will also get hands-on experience doing all the processing from picking, washing, different drying methodologies. Then there will be sessions on different varietal's, grading and classification, roasting and cupping. After you are armed with your new coffee knowledge you will visit a dry mill and see what happens when the parchment coffees leave the farm.

    This would be the most intense, amazing and complete coffee experience hosted by a lovely couple who have extensive industry knowledge as farmers, social workers, buyers and export agents. Bente and Ralph speak a pile of languages and will be great hosts for the duration of your stay.

    Of course, your stay includes "full board", airport transfers, meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) and amazing accommodation

    Details:
    http://cdn.coffeesnobs.com.au/Machar...offeesnobs.pdf

    All stays at Machare Estate will not only contribute to the local economy but will have a direct donation component that will go back into other local projects like we have already sponsored on the mountain.

    Start saving, we all look forward to seeing the CoffeeSnobs pictures from their Tanzania coffee tour!
    Last edited by Andy; 10th February 2014 at 05:38 PM. Reason: fix the links to the PDFs.

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    Wow!

    What an opportunity Andy. This looks absolutely fantastic mate....

    Think there might be a flood of CSers wanting to take advantage of these superb packages.

    Very impressed,
    Mal.

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    Absolutely fantastic looking indeed there Mal!

    Yet another incredible FairCrack accomplishment Andy! It's been quite the project and the results look amazing! How awesome would a week stay there be not only seeing the whole process from their end but also to meet the people and see the projects this wonderful community has sponsored!


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    I've (only ) been to Africa three times so far, And I've always said that I would like to go to Tanzania next.
    What better excuse to go...
    It's/ would be, one of those once in a lifetime experiences.
    Going to Kenya for instance really changed my view on life ! So I can really recommend it to everyone.
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    An interesting idea, thanks for letting people know.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Javaphile View Post
    Absolutely fantastic looking indeed there Mal!

    Yet another incredible FairCrack accomplishment Andy! It's been quite the project and the results look amazing! How awesome would a week stay there be not only seeing the whole process from their end but also to meet the people and see the projects this wonderful community has sponsored!


    Java "Beautiful!" phile
    Indeed. I am just learning about the scope of the coffeesnobs community and it's wider community involvement. It's fantastic and inspiring and I am eager to spread the word! :-)
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    Sounds terrific! Definitely on the bucket list.
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    Oops, I just noticed that one of the links in the first post was wrong (fixed now).

    The two information PDF's are:

    Machare Farmstay
    http://cdn.coffeesnobs.com.au/Machar...offeeSnobs.pdf

    Machare Coffee Experience
    http://cdn.coffeesnobs.com.au/Machar...offeesnobs.pdf

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    What an amazing concept Andy and even more so in that you have brought it to fruition. I would love to be able to take my girls to experience something like this in a few years when they are old enough, would be a fantastic educational opportunity for kids and adults.
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    For sure!

    Getting to Africa is quite expensive compared to the "usual" Aussie destinations of Asia, USA and Europe but wow, how amazing would it be to have a real insiders look at the whole process and the people involved without a tourist hotdog stand in sight.


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    Loved your double-page spread in the latest "Cafe Culture" Andy, describing the wonderful Farmstay opportunity...

    Wish I was up to going...

    Mal.

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