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Origin Information

Grower
Smallholder farmers organized around the Karumandi Factory
Variety
SL28, SL34, Ruiru 11, and Batian
Region
Kirinyaga County, Kenya
Harvest
October - December
Altitude
1310 - 1900 masl
Soil
Volcanic loam
Process
Double Washed after Depulping and Fermenting, then Dried in the Sun on Raised Beds.
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Background Details

Kenya Kirinyaga Baragwi Karumandi AA is sourced from family owned farms organized around the Karumandi Factory (wet mill) located in Kirinyaga County, Kenya, a growing region in the fertile foothills of Mount Kenya. Farmer plots are so small that measurements are based on the numbers of trees, not area of land. Farmers who process their coffee at the Karumandi Factory are members of the Baragwi Farming Cooperative Society, which was established in 1953 and has 16,892 members. Baragwi supports a women’s group called the Mount Kenya Project, which was implemented to improve quality of life through socio-economic projects aimed at reducing poverty and increasing business knowledge in rural communities.