Kenya - Mburi AA
Cooperative: Mirichi FCS
Washing Station: Mburi
Farmers: 1500 active members
Cultivar: SL28 - SL34
Altitude: 1700 - 1900 masl
Process: Fully washed with double fermentation
Harvest: November 2020 - January 2021
Cherry Price | FOB Price: No info | 9.14 USD/Kg
Screen | Moisture | Density: 17-18 | 9.5% | 0.692 g/ml
Packaging: 30 Kg + GrainPro
Notes: Blueberry, red apple, vanilla, floral
Ikawa profile: KSC basic profile 50g #2
Mburi is a washing station or factory (as they are commonly called in Kenya), located in the central region of Kenya, more specifically in the county of Kirinyaga bordering the Embu county to the East, sitting on the fertile slopes of Mount Kenya at an altitude of 1,794 masl.
The Mirichi FCS manages the Mburi factory along with the Rianjue factory, which comprises 1500 small farmers or active members. Coffee is grown over an area of 114 hectares, with an annual average production for green coffee of 68,726 kgs.
Sorting cherries is the most important step in ensuring cup quality and Mburi farmers are aware of this fact. Apart from the handpicking and delivering only the ripest cherry to the factory by farmers, the additional cherry selection is also carried out at the factory before the coffee is pulped.
After selection, cherries are processed using a fully washed or wet method with double fermentation. Water is pumped from the Kii 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.