Kenya – Kianyangi AA – Murue F.C.S. – Embu B10472


Specs:

Country:

Kenya

Region:

Kavutiri Division, Embu County

Farm:

770 smallholder members

Variety:

SL-28, SL-34

Altitude:

1800 masl

Processing:

Fully Washed

Program:

Microlot

Notes:

"Sweet and balanced with intense green grape acidity and a heavy mouthfeel; lots of toffee and caramel with tomato, melon and lime."

Score:

89 points

Price/Bag:

$7.56 per lb

$378.00 per bag

2 in stock

Quantity:


Background:

Kianyangi factory serves 770 farmer members in Embu county, each of whom grows about 130 trees, mainly SL-28 and SL-34 variety. The majority of the coffee brought to this factory comes during main harvest, from November through January.

After the coffee is picked ripe, it is brought to the factory, where it is depulped using a disc pupler and river water from the river Kamithumo. The coffee is fermented overnight after depulping, then soaked and dried on roased beds for between 7 and 15 days, depending on weather. While drying, coffee is constantly sorted and rotated. Five soaking pits on-site at the factory are used to purify and recycle the water used in processing; the water is treated carefully to avoid contamination.