Kenya Karimikui AA

Syrupy, with notes of black currant, sandalwood, lime and honey.

Origin: Karimikui Factory, Kirinyaga County, Kenya.
Process: Washed and sundried.
Elelvations: 1770-1900 metres above sea level.
Varietal: SL28 and SL34.

This coffee is produced at the Karimikui Factory by the Rungeto Farmers Cooperative Society in Ngairiama region of Kirinyaga distric in Central Province of Kenya. Rungeto Farmers Cooperative Society, established in 1953, includes around 3500 smallhoder farmers. Producers tend to work with around one hectare of land, where they grow coffee alongside other fruit and vegetable crops.

During harvest season, farmers selectively handpick the ripest cherries, which are then delivered directly to the mill on the day of picking.  Cherries are stringently hand sorted prior to pulping, with damaged and under-ripe cherries being separated out from the red ripe lots. Cherries are pulped, fermented, washed and sun dried at the factory and subsequently graded before reaching the weekly auctions in Nairobi.

Aided by consistent rainfall, the coffee growing conditions do not get much better than those in this region.  As a result, the coffee exhibits all the prized quality of Kenyan origin - prominent acidity, deep fruit notes and syrupy textures.

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