Kenya AB Kabingara *TOP LOT*

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20 Bags Available
Kenya
WarehouseContinental NJ
Lot #P604602-2
ETA Spot
Bag Weight 60 kg
Kenya AB Kabingara *TOP LOT* is available to buy in increments of 1

This is a washed AB lot from Kabingara wetmill, Kirinyaga county, in Kenya's central highlands.


THE PRODUCERS


Kabingara wetmill (or factory) was established in 1988 and currently had 500 members. It is one of two factories operated by Karithathi Farmer Co-operative Society headquartered in Kirinyaga town. Kabingara - managed by David Nyaga - is situated at 1,500masl and serves smallholder farmers in the local villages of Kamwana, Gatumbi, Kithama and Kathaka. The farmers typically have a small amount of land and cultivate the varieties of SL34, Ruiru 11 and Batian. As part of their membership, the co-operative provides training, credit & financial services, and inputs such as fertilizer to increase yield and plant health.


THE PROCESS


The coffee is wet processed, whereby fully ripe cherries are:

  • - Pulped
  • - Fermented in water for 12 - 48 hours (depending on climatic conditions)
  • - Washed and graded in clean water channels
  • - Dried slowly over 2 - 3 weeks on raised African beds until the moisture content is reduced to 10-12%.

The coffee is then taken to a central dry mill where it is rested in parchment for 3 weeks before being hulled, cleaned and graded by bean size. Finally, the coffee is carefully handpicked before being bagged in GrainPro for export from Mombasa.


THE REGION


Kirinyaga county is located in Kenya's central highlands. Directly south of Mount Kenya - the second highest mountain in Africa after Kilimanjaro - the county's farmers utilise the abundant altitude and rich volcanic soils of the mountain's foothills to produce coffees characterised by their high quality, complexity and sweetness. Most farmers in the region are actually tea growers, but the climate and terroir is ideal for arabica cultivation.

More Information
Total Bags In Lot 20
Status Spot
Warehouse Continental NJ
Wet Mill Kabingara
Processing Washed
Processing Description Fully washed and sun dried on raised African beds
Bag Type Grain Pro / Ecotact
Plant Species Arabica
Variety Batian, Ruiru 11, SL28, SL34
Coffee Grade AB Top
Growing Altitude 1500-1900m
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