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Origin Information

Grower
Smallholder farmers organized around the Kiaguthu Factory
Variety
SL28, SL34, and Ruiru 11
Region
Nyeri County, Kenya
Harvest
October-January
Altitude
1847 masl
Soil
Volcanic loam
Process
Fermented underwater for 12-24 hours, washed with clean spring water, soaked for another 12-24 hours, and dried on raised beds
Certifications

Background Details

This coffee is sourced from family owned farms located on the southeastern slopes of the Aberdares mountain ranges in Nyeri County, Kenya. Farmers deliver their harvested cherry to be processed at the Kiaguthu Factory (wet mill), which is managed by the Othaya Farmers Co-operative Society. Cooperative members generally cultivate around 250 coffee trees on half-acre plots intercropped with Bananas, Grevillea, and Macadamia trees.