The second Kenyan coffee we introduce this year comes from the processing station Karumandi Factory. It’s a member of Baragwi Cooperative Society and lies on the foothills of Mount Kenya, an extinct volcano which has historically contributed to the rich and fertile soils of the region. The name of the station can be translated as “moles” and refers to the fact, that there are many them around the station. The station is surrounded by thousands of coffee smallholder farmers growing mainly coffee, but also potatoes or tropical fruit.
The fully ripe coffee cherries are harvested, immediately depulped and processed by the washed method. Proper sorting and grading before and after the fermentation process contributes to the great quality of this lot. After washing, beans are soaked in cool water. This step develops amino acids within the beans and is thought to contribute to Kenyan coffee’s unique flavours. Clean parchment beans are sun-dried for 11-14 days and stored. Afterwards the parchment is removed and the green coffee beans are graded by size to create AA, AB, PB etc and finally it will be packed in grain-pro lined bags or in vacuum packs ready for export.
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