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Origin Information

Grower
Kiriga Coffee Estate
Variety
SL28, SL34, Ruiru 11, and Batian
Region
Murang'a County, Kenya
Harvest
October-December
Altitude
1550 – 1700 meters
Soil
Volcanic loam
Process
Fully washed and dried in raised beds
Certifications

Background Details

Kenya Kiambu Kiriga Estate AA Grainpro is sourced from the Kiriga estate located in Muranga County, Kenya.  Kiriga was established in 1954 and currently has 130 acres of land in use for coffee cultivation, which stretches along the Chania river, the natural border between Kiambu and Muranga counties and the source of the famous Chania falls. Brian Gakunga inherited the estate from his father, Aloysius Gakunga, who first planted coffee for his father (Brian’s grandfather) in the 1950s until he realized his own dream of purchasing the the Kiriga Estate, which he had admired since childhood.  Kiriga has its own mill where cherry selection, depulping, fermentation, washing, and drying are meticulously executed. The Kiriga estate also runs a local pre-school that has several dairy cattle to ensure that the children always have access to fresh milk.