Kenya Murang'a AB Kahuhia Washed *TOP LOT*

Tangerine, lime, apricot
65 Bags Available
Kenya
WarehouseThe Annex CA
Lot #P604875-2
ETA Spot
Bag Weight 60 kg
Kenya Murang'a AB Kahuhia Washed *TOP LOT* is available to buy in increments of 1

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.


THE PROCESS

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.


THE REGION
Murang'a 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 South-Western slopes of Mt. Kenya. The combination of fertile volcanic soil, seasonal rainfall and high altitude provide the ideal climate for coffees characterised by high acidity, full body and ripe fruit flavours.
More Information
Total Bags In Lot 74
Status Spot
Warehouse The Annex CA
Subregion Kahuhia District
Farm Name Kahuhia Farmers' Co-operative Society
Wet Mill Kahuhia
Processing Washed
Processing Description Fully washed and 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 1600-1800m
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