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Origin Information

Grower
Smallholder farmers organized around the Gumba Factory
Variety
SL28, SL34, and Ruiru 11
Region
Nyeri County, Kenya
Harvest
October-December
Altitude
1600 meters
Soil
Volcanic loam
Process
Fully washed and dried on raised beds
Certifications

Background Details

Kenya Nyeri Gumba AB GrainPro is sourced from family owned farms organized around the Gumba Factory (wet mill) in Nyeri County, Kenya. The Rugi Farmers Cooperative Society manages the Gumba Factory, which processes cherry from members who generally cultivate around 250 coffee trees on half-acre plots. With the harvest coming from more than 600 small parcels, cherry classification is the most critical variable for ensuring cup quality. 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.