Kenya AB Kabingara *TOP LOT*

Grapefruit, pineapple, guava, lime, brown sugar
$4.88 / lb $645.51 / bag
Bag Weight 60 KG BAG
Harvest Season 2018/19
Jul 2019
SKU P604602-2
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About This Coffee

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.

  • Total Bags In Lot 20
  • Status Spot
  • Cup Score 86.5
  • 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 KEN CA WA AB TOP
  • Growing Altitude 1500-1900m
  • Screen Size 15 Up
  • Country of Origin Kenya
  • Warehouse Continental NJ
  • On Sale No
  • Top Lot No
  • CTRM Contract Number P604602-2

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