Kenya - Rungeto Karimikui Factory | Washed - 250g
This coffee is bright and sweet with tasting notes that remind us of:
Lemonade | Plum | Currant | Blackberry | Honey | Black Tea
Farm: Producers organized around the Karimikui Factory
Farmers Co-op: Rungeto Farmers Co-op Society
Region: Kirinyaga County, Kenya
Harvest: October 2020-January 2021 - AA Lot 2
Variety: SL28, SL34, Ruiru 11, and Batian
Elevation: 1650 MASL
Process: 16-24 Hours fermentation, 16-18 hour soak and washed, dried on raised beds for 21 days.
250g - Whole Bean
More about the this coffee:
The Karimikui factory is located at a high altitude in an area where tea is more commonly grown than coffee. It is a member of the Rungeto FCS, a cooperative that is known for producing some of the highest performing coffees in Kenya. Hundreds of smallholders deliver ripe cherries to this station every year where the factory team manually sorts them before production. Selected cherries are de-pulped and graded before the coffees undergo a period of dry fermentation in tanks. After fermentation, the coffees are washed in clean channels. A period of soaking occurs shortly after to ensure the development of flavours can reach its full potential. In the final stage, the coffees are placed on raised beds to dry where they get covered with plastic throughout the hottest part of day and overnight. Workers periodically rotate the coffees at this stage to ensure the coffees dry evenly.