Kenya AB Top - Rukira (2018)

As per sample
$8.02 / lb $1,060.85 / bag
Bag Weight 60 KG BAG
Harvest Season 2018/19
Mar 2019
SKU P601160-1
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About This Coffee

This is a washed, AA Top Kenyan coffee Rukira wetmill which processes cherries from 676 smallholder farmers in the surrounding Nyeri highlands.


Rukira wetmill is part of Othaya Farmers’ Co-operative Society Limited, one of a few washing stations or “factories” that form the co-op group based in the heartland of Kukuyu territory, Nyeri. The mill processes an average of 270,000kg of coffee cherries per year and the total farmed area is 128.4 acres with individual trees yielding between 5 & 10kg of cherries per season


PROCESS

The coffee is wet processed, whereby the fully ripe cherries are:
• Pulped
• Fermented 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 delivered to Othaya 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.


THE REGION
Nyeri County has cool temperatures and fertile central highlands, lying between the Eastern base of the Aberdare (Nyandarua) Range, which forms part of the Eastern end of the Great Rift Valley, and the Western slopes of Mt. Kenya. Nyeri town (county headquarters) acts as a destination for those visiting Aberdare National Park and Mt. Kenya.
The combination of fertile soil, seasonal rainfall and high altitude provide the ideal climate for coffees characterised by high acidity, full body and ripe fruit flavours. Most coffees from Nyeri develop and mature slowly producing extra hard beans. This quality is also evident in the cup.
  • Total Bags In Lot 15
  • Status Spot
  • Cup Score 85.5
  • Region Nyeri
  • Producer Type Small Holder Farmers
  • Wet Mill Rukira Factory/Wet Mill
  • Dry Mill Othaya
  • Processing Washed
  • Bag Type Grain Pro / Ecotact
  • Plant Species Arabica
  • Coffee Grade KEN CA WA AB TOP
  • Country of Origin Kenya
  • Warehouse Continental NJ
  • On Sale No
  • Top Lot No
  • CTRM Contract Number P601160-1

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