Kenya, Kagumo-ini


Cup Characteristics: Pineapple, maple, blackberry, medium – high acidity, medium + body

Producer: Kagumo-ini Factory

Region: Nyeri

Variety: SL 28, batian, ruiru 11

Process: Fully washed

Altitude: 1,750 meters

Kagumoini factory is operated by the Mugaga Farmers Cooperative Society (F.C.S.), which is comprised of smallholder farmers who own on average 300–500 coffee trees on land about a half-hectare in size. Most farmers grow other crops in addition to coffee, but their coffee varieties are typically SL-28, Riuru 11, and Batian.

Coffee is picked ripe and delivered in cherry to the factory, where it is sorted and weighed before being accepted. The coffee is depulped and fermented overnight before being washed and placed in soaking channels until space is available on the drying tables. The coffee is rotated constantly through drying to ensure that the coffee is evenly dried, and it is also sorted during this process as well.

The F.C.S. hosts regular seminars for the farmers where they are given information about fertilizer, farm best practices, and care and consideration regarding plant disease and insects.

12oz. – Whole Bean

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