Kenya - Kiangombe AA
Cooperative: Kabare FCS
Washing Station: Kiangombe
Farmers: 6025 active members
Cultivar: SL28 - SL34
Altitude: 1700 - 1800 masl
Process: Fully washed with double fermentation
Harvest: November 2020 - January 2021
Cherry Price | FOB Price : No info | 9.34 USD/Kg
Screen | Moisture | Density: 17-18 | 9.9% | 0.705 g/ml
Packaging: 30 Kg + GrainPro
Notes: Cassis, lemon, sugar cane, peach
Ikawa profile: KSC basic profile 50g #2
The Kiangombe washing station (or factory as they are called in Kenya) is located in the central region of Kenya, more specifically in the county of Kirinyaga, sitting on the fertile slopes of Mount Kenya at an altitude of 1,794 masl.
The Kabare FCS manages the Kiangombe washing station, which processes cherries from 548 small farmers from the surrounding areas, who generally grow between 300 and 500 coffee trees in small plots.
When a factory processes coffees from many different small producers, sorting the cherries is the most crucial step in ensuring cup quality. Small plots give these growers more control to selectively hand pick and deliver only the ripest cherry to the factory, but additional cherry selection is also done at the factory before the coffee is pulped.
This lot was processed by the fully washed method with double fermentation, where a dry fermentation is carried out after pulping. Once the coffee is washed in grading channels, it goes to be soaked in clean water for 48 hrs to ensure that no mucilage remains on the parchment.
Farmers here mostly grow SL28 and SL34 varieties, but as with almost all cooperatives in Kenya, it can be mixed with other cultivars such as Ruiru 11 and Batian; Although the latter are present in a very small proportion compared to the SLs.
The green coffee is delivered in transparent and resealable 0.5 kg, 1 kg, 2 kg, and 5 kg protective bags.