Kenya - Wamuguma PB
Cooperative: Ritho FCS
Washing Station: Wamuguma
Farmers: 2548 active members
Cultivar: SL28 - SL34
Altitude: 1600 - 1800 masl
Process: Fully washed with double fermentation
Harvest: November 2020 - January 2021
Cherry Price | FOB Price: No info | 8.83 USD/Kg
Screen | Moisture | Density: PB | 9.8% | 0.702 g/ml
Packaging: 30 Kg + GrainPro
Notes: Plum, maple syrup, red grape, orange
Ikawa profile: KSC basic profile 50g #2
Wamuguma is a washing station or factory (as they are commonly called in Kenya), located in the city of Gatundu, in the extreme north of Kiambu County, near the border where Muranga County begins. Kiambu coffees are our favorites in Kenya, although they are not as "famous" as those from Nyeri or Kirinyaga, but they always stand out with intensely sweet profiles, complex phosphoric acidity, and floral notes, especially reminding us of the flavour of tree tomato fruit.
The altitude of Wamuguma ranges between 1600 - 1800 masl and enjoys an average annual rainfall of 1098 mm. There are bimodal rain patterns that bring two wet seasons per year (hence 2 blooms and two harvests per year). The main harvest runs from November to January. The area is privileged by its red clay soil, rich in nutrients and organic matter.
The Wamuguma factory together with the Handege factory form the Ritho FCS. This coop was founded in 1972, it currently has 2,548 active members, who in 499 hectares produce a total of 43,038 kg of green coffee per year.
After harvesting, the coffee cherry is delivered to the factory, where it undergoes a fully washed or wet processing method with double fermentation. Water is pumped from the Thiririka river to reservoir tanks 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 selection and sun drying.
The green coffee is delivered in transparent and resealable 0.5 kg, 1 kg, 2 kg, and 5 kg protective bags.