SHOPABOUTC Market as of 07/17/19: $1.07
This is a washed Kenya AA Top lot from Ichuga wetmill in Nyeri county. Ichuga is one of 4 wetmills - or 'factories' - operated by Kiama farmers' co-operative society. The co-op has 3,549 members, of which 690 deliver cherries to Ichuga for processing. The farmers occupy land on the eastern slopes of Mount Kenya and western slopes of the Abedare range, at altitudes of 1,200 - 1,800masl. Varietals cultivated include SL28, SL34, Ruiru 11 and Batian.
This coffee utilises a traditional fully washed process using fresh water from Gathiururuko stream. Cherries are delivered to the wetmill where they undergo carful sorting to select only ripest for processing. Red ripe cherries are de-pulped and then fermented in water for 12-48 hours (depending on climatic conditions). The purpose of fermentation is two-fold: firstly to breakdown the remaining sugary mucilage, and secondly to develop more complexity in the cup. From here the coffee is washed & graded in clean water channels and then dried slowly in the sun on raised African beds for around 3 weeks.
|Total Bags In Lot||25|
|Subregion||Mathira East Sub-County|
|Processing Description||Fully washed and sun-dried on raised African beds|
|Bag Type||Grain Pro / Ecotact|
|Screen Size||18 Up|