Kenya, Muranga Microlot - AA
Origin: Kenya, Nyeri, Muranga
Variety: SL-28, Ruiru 11, Batian
Altitude: 1750 MASL
Process: Washed and Sun-Dried
Soils: Volcanic soils rich in organic matter
Rainfall: 1400mm Average annual rainfall
Harvest: Oct - Nov 2018
- Sweet and Tangy
- Sugar and Caramel
- Apple an Grape
Kagumoini factory is operated by the Mugaga Farmers Cooperative Society (F.C.S.), which is comprised of smallholder farmers who own on average 300–500 coffee trees on land about 1/8–1/2 hectare in size. Most farmers grow other crops in addition to coffee, but their coffee varieties are typically SL-28, Riuru 11, and Batian. The washing station was established in 1994.
Coffee is picked ripe and delivered in cherry to the factory, where it is sorted and weighed before being accepted. The coffee is depulped and fermented overnight (16–24 hours) before being washed three times and placed in soaking channels until space is available on metallic drying tables. The coffee is rotated constantly through drying to ensure that the coffee is evenly dried, and it is also sorted during this process as well.
*Our preferred brewing method for this coffee is Chemex with a 1:12.5 coffee to water ratio