fbpx

Origin Information

Grower
Smallholder farmers organized around the Karugiro Factory
Variety
SL28, SL34, Ruiru 11, and Batian
Region
Muranga, Kenya
Harvest
June-August|October-December
Altitude
1300 - 1800 meters
Soil
Volcanic loam
Process
Fully washed and dried on raised beds
Certifications

Background Details

Kenya Muranga Kamacharia FCS Karugiro Factory AB Grainpro is sourced from family owned farms organized around the Karugiro Factory (wet mill) in Muranga County, Kenya. The Kamacharia Farmers Cooperative Society manages the Karugiro Factory, which processes cherry from members who generally cultivate around 250 coffee trees on half-acre plots. With the harvest coming from more than 1000 small parcels, cherry classification is the most critical variable for ensuring cup quality. The exquisite quality coming from the Karugiro Factory is certainly a reflection on an extraordinary group of dedicated producers. Small plots give these producers more control to strategically pick and deliver only the ripest cherry to the factory. Additional cherry sorting is also done at the factory before the coffee is depulped, fermented and washed. After the coffee is washed, it’s soaked in fresh water for long periods of time to solidify the hallmark Kenyan profiles.