Kenya AA Kathangariri

Blackcurrant, grape candy, apricot, creamy
TOP LOT
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Bag Weight 60 KG BAG
Harvest Season 2022/23
Status Spot
Lot Number P8002051-2
  • 2 Bag(s)
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About This Coffee

This AA fully washed top lot is from Kathangariri washing station, affiliated with Muramuki Farmers' Cooperative Society (FCS) in Embu county, situated in Kenya's central highlands. Farmers in this region typically cultivate SL28 and SL34 varieties at altitudes exceeding 1,500masl.

Origin Kenya
Subregion Embu County
Harvest Season 2022/23
Producer Type Washing Station
Co-Op Muramuki Farmers' Cooperative Society
Processing Washed
Plant Species Arabica
Variety Batian, Ruiru 11, SL28, SL34
Coffee Grade KEN CA WA AA TOP
Screen Size 18 Up
Bag Weight 60 KG BAG
Bag Types Grain Pro / Ecotact

The Region

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 Process

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
  • Processing Washed
  • Bag Types Grain Pro / Ecotact
  • Plant Species Arabica
  • Variety Batian, Ruiru 11, SL28, SL34
  • Min Growing Altitude 1500m
  • Max Growing Altitude 1800m
  • Screen Size 18 Up
  • Co-Op Muramuki Farmers' Cooperative Society
  • On Sale No
  • Top Lot Yes
  • Price Per Kg €12.50
  • Status Spot
  • Coffee Grade KEN CA WA AA TOP
  • CTRM Contract Number P8002051-2
  • Origin Kenya
  • Warehouse Vollers Hamburg