This is a washed Kenya AB Top lot from Kahuhia wetmill in Murang'a county. Kahuhia is one of 4 wetmills - or 'factories' - operated by Kahuhia farmers' co-operative society. The co-op has 2,995 members, of which 510 actively work with Kahuhia factory and contribute to this lot. The farmers occupy land on the south-eastern slopes of Mount Kenya and western slopes of the Abedare range, at altitudes of 1,600 - 1,800masl. Varietals cultivated include SL28, SL34, Ruiru 11 and Batian.
This coffee utilises a traditional fully washed process using fresh water from the river Gathamba. 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||74|
|Farm Name||Kahuhia Farmers' Co-operative Society|
|Processing Description||Fully washed and dried on raised African beds|
|Bag Type||Grain Pro / Ecotact|
|Variety||Batian, Ruiru 11, SL28, SL34|
|Coffee Grade||AB Top|
|Screen Size||16 Up|