Kenya - Giakanja AB
Cooperative: Giakanja FCS
Washing Station: Giakanja
Farmers: 1467 active members
Cultivar: SL28 - SL34
Altitude: 1705 - 1800 masl
Process: Fully washed with double fermentation
Harvest: November 2020 - January 2021
Cherry Price | FOB Price: No info | 8.73 USD/Kg
Screen | Moisture | Density: 15-16 | 10.1% | 0.695 g/ml
Packaging: 30 Kg + GrainPro
Notes: Orange, raspberry, molasses, juicy
Ikawa profile: KSC basic profile 50g #2
Giakanja is a washing station or factory (as they are commonly called in Kenya), located near the town of Nyeri, probably the most famous coffee growing county in Kenya. The coffee farms located in this county lies in between the Southern slopes of the beautiful Mt Kenya and the foothills of Aberdare ridge.
Giakanja sits at 1800 masl with an annual average rainfall of more than 953 mm. The rain falls in a bimodal pattern with two distinct wet seasons, thus it enjoys two blooms and two harvests per year. The soils of the region are red volcanic soils which are deep, rich in organic matter.
The Giakanja factory part of the Giakanja FCS was established in 1968, only five years after independence. The coop has 1,467 active members who grows coffee over an area of 194 hectares. The annual average production of green coffee for the Giankanja FCS is 124,680 kgs. For two consecutive years, 2017 and 2018, Giakanja FCS was able to boast the best premiums paid to members in all of Nyeri county.
The cherries, after being harvested and delivered to the factory, undergoes a fully washed or wet processing method with double fermentation. The water is pumped to reservoir tanks and then used for pulping and recirculation. After pulping, the coffee is dry fermented overnight, before it's washed in grading channels, then soaked for 24-48 hours in clean water and finally spread out on raised beds for sorting and sun drying.
The green coffee is delivered in transparent and resealable 0.5 kg, 1 kg, 2 kg, and 5 kg protective bags.