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Varietal: SL28, Batian, Ruiru 11
Elevation: 1750 meters
Tasting Notes: Licorice, Vanilla, Blackberry
The Kagumoini coffee factory is located near the town of Mathioya, Murango county in Kenya's Nyeri region. The factory is owned by the Kamacharia Farmers Cooperative Society, an association comprised of 6,100 active smallholder members growing mainly SL28, with smaller amounts of Batian and Ruiru 11 varieties. Kamacharia F.C.S. provides training seminars for its members where they teach good agricultural practices, covers topics like manure application and fertilization. This production area has two harvests, one from March to May, and a main harvest from October to December.
Coffee is delivered in cherry and depulped upon arrival. Once depulped, it is fermented overnight to break down the sugars then washed, soaked, and moved to raised beds where it begins the drying process. Total time spend drying depends on volume, climate, and ambient temperature. The coffee is also turned and sorted by hand during this final process.
This coffee has a bright and juicy acidity and a honey like sweetness. The classic Kenya savoriness is the backdrop to an array of sweet fruits like blackberry, pineapple and orange. The finish is cedar and spicy.
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