With the Songwa project, a very good partnership which has existed for many years '
has now developed into a joint company. Probat, a producer of coffee roasting machines,
equipment and plants based in Emmerich in Germany, the company Mahlkönig, a
producer of grinders from Hamburg, Germany, and the Italian company La Marzocco,
an espresso machine producer from Florence, has been jointly operating on a leasing
basis the coffee farm Songwa in Tanzania beginning on 1 September 2007. The farm
is part of a larger group of farms called Utengule Estates and is being leased by the
partners, with professional management in place, for a period of 10 years.
„Anyone can make coffee brown, grind it and prepare it!“ Seeing coffee as a quality
product and offering respective products and advice, however, requires a high level
of competence and extended knowledge. The three partner companies are already
wellknown for their excellent advisory services today as well as for their extensive
Know-how, obtained in many years of research.