Origin Information

635 coffee farmers organized around the Kangurumai Factory
SL28, SL34, Ruiru 11, and Batian
Muranga County, Kenya
1629 masl
Clay loam
Fully washed and dried in raised beds

Background Details

Located in the Muranga growing region along the Aberdare Mountain range on rich red volcanic soil, the areas surrounding the Kangurumai factory are ideal for producing some of the finest Kenyan coffee. Individual farmers in these fertile foothills typically harvest from around 250 coffee trees on half-acre plots and deliver cherry to the Kangurumai factory, which is one of 5 factories managed by an umbrella farmers’ cooperative society (FCS) called the Kangiri Farmers’ Cooperative Society. At the Kangurumai factory only the ripest cherries are delivered, and additional hand sorting and floating is done to remove less dense and damaged beans 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. The coffee is dried over a period of two weeks on raised beds, which are carefully constructed to ensure proper air circulation and temperature control for optimal drying. When the coffee is milled for export, the green beans are sorted by screen size and graded according to size and shape. Larger beans (17/18 screen) are labeled AA, 15/16 screen are labeled AB, and the round peaberry are labeled PB.