Kenya AA Gicherori
|60 KG BAG
About This Coffee
This AA fully washed top lot is from Gicherori washing station, established by Kibugu Farmers' Co-operative Society in 1994. Based in Embu county, the Co-op works with around 1,100 local farmers who cultivate the varieties of Ruiru 11, SL28 and Batian at altitudes up to 1,800masl. The area surrounding Gicherori area is densely populated, so every effort is made to minimize impact.
Gicherori has long-term goals to increase coffee production, training seminars, and access to education and sustainable processes for the farmers they work with. They also maintain a demonstration plot that farmers can visit and reference in relation to their own plots.
|1650m - 1800m
|Batian, Ruiru 11, SL28, SL34
|KEN CA WA AA TOP
|60 KG BAG
|Grain Pro / Ecotact
The Gicherori Factory sits on the slopes of Mount Kenya in the Manyatta division of the Embu County. Rich volcanic soil, an annual rainfall of almost 2000m, and the abundance of SL 28 and SL 34 varieties all lend immense quality to the production of coffee in this specific area.
The region of Embu is located in the South Eastern foothills of Mount Kenya, the highest mountain in the country and second highest in Africa after Kilimanjaro. The extinct volcano forms the backdrop for much of the surrounding country, as well as contributing to the soil fertility and cool air which allows Kenyan coffees to develop such excellence in the cup.
Bordering Kirinyaga county to the west, Embu is one of Kenya’s traditional coffee growing regions. Agriculture represents the largest sector of the local economy, with specialty coffee playing a significant role as a cash crop alongside tea and macadamia nuts.
The coffee cherries are hand sorted for unripes and overripes by the farmers before they go into production. The pulp is removed and the coffee is fermented for 24-36 hour under close shade depending on climate temperatures. After fermentation the coffees are washed and again graded by density in washing channels. They are then taken to the drying tables where they will be sun dried on African drying beds for 12 to 20 days (this time depends on weather conditions). Coffees are covered in plastic during midday and at night to protect the beans from night moisture and rains.
- Subregion Embu County
- Producer Type Washing Station
- Wet Mill Gicherori
- Processing Washed
- Bag Types Grain Pro / Ecotact
- Plant Species Arabica
- Variety Batian, Ruiru 11, SL28, SL34
- Min Growing Altitude 1650m
- Max Growing Altitude 1800m
- Screen Size 18 Up
- On Sale No
- Top Lot Yes
- Price Per Kg €12.50
- Status Spot
- Coffee Grade KEN CA WA AA TOP
- CTRM Contract Number P8002051-3
- Origin Kenya
- Warehouse Vollers Hamburg