Kenya AA Hillary Bett Washed (Single Farmer)

Apricot, passionfruit, bitter lemon, blackcurrant
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Bag Weight 60 KG BAG
Harvest Season 2023/24
Status Spot
Lot Number P8002050-4
  • 12 Bag(s)
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About This Coffee

This special single-farmer lot is sourced from Hillary Bett, a father of 4 from the region of Fort Ternan in Kericho county in South-western Kenya. Hillary's farm 'Cahi Estate' is around 8 hectares in size with half dedicated to coffee farming and ranges up to 1,600masl in altitude. Hillary cultivates SL and Batian varieties alongside maize, beans, sugarcane and cattle for dairy production. Post-harvest primary processing is carried out at the estate including raised bed drying. Once the parchment coffee has reached the optimum moisture level it is rested and then delivered to Kipkellion Dry Mill for secondary processing.

Origin Kenya
Subregion Fort Ternan, Kericho County
Harvest Season 2023/24
Producer Type Single Estate
Farm Name Cahi Estate
Processing Washed
Growing Altitude 1500m - 1600m
Plant Species Arabica
Variety Batian, SL28, SL34
Coffee Grade KEN CA WA AA TOP
Screen Size 18 Up
Bag Weight 60 KG BAG
Bag Types Grain Pro / Ecotact

The Region

Hillary's farm is located near Fort Ternan, a small town in Kericho county 50km east of Kisumu. Kericho county is in Kenya’s Great Rift Valley region of south-west Kenya. While the county produces an abundance of speciality coffee, it is famously home to multiple large tea estates and is world renowned for its tea production. Like most of Kenya's coffee-growing regions, Kericho county boasts high altitudes and highly fertile volcanic soils which typically produce medium-high acidity in the cup with notes of citrus and rich chocolate. 

The Process

The coffee is wet processed, where the fully ripe cherries are:

• Pulped
• Fermented for 24 hours (depending on climatic conditions)
• Washed
• Dried slowly over 2 - 3 weeks on raised African beds until the moisture content is reduced to 10-12%.

The coffee is then processed at Othaya dry mill where it is rested in parchment for 3 weeks before being hulled, cleaned and graded by bean size. Finally, the coffee is carefully handpicked before being bagged in GrainPro for export from Mombasa.

  • Subregion Fort Ternan, Kericho County
  • Farm Name Cahi Estate
  • Producer Type Single Estate
  • Processing Washed
  • Bag Types Grain Pro / Ecotact
  • Plant Species Arabica
  • Variety Batian, SL28, SL34
  • Min Growing Altitude 1500m
  • Max Growing Altitude 1600m
  • Screen Size 18 Up
  • On Sale No
  • Top Lot No
  • Price Per Kg £9.25
  • Status Spot
  • Coffee Grade KEN CA WA AA TOP
  • CTRM Contract Number P8002050-4
  • Origin Kenya
  • Warehouse Vollers Group Uk