Smallholder farmers organized around the Kiangombe Factory
SL28, SL34, Ruiru 11, and Batian
Kirinyaga County, Kenya
Fully washed and dried on raised beds
Kenya Kirinyaga Kabare Kiangombe is sourced from family owned farms organized around the Kiangombe Factory (wet mill) located in Kirinyaga County, Kenya, a growing region in the fertile foothills of Mount Kenya. The Kabare Farmers Cooperative Society manages the Kiangombe Factory, which processes cherry from members who generally cultivate around 250 coffee trees on half-acre plots. With the harvest coming from 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.