Kenya AA Kainamui

Blackcurrant, butterscotch, apricot, gooseberry, intense.
TOP LOT
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Bag Weight 60 KG BAG
Harvest Season 2022/23
Status Spot
Lot Number P8002051-1
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About This Coffee

This AA fully washed top lot is from Kainamui washing station, one of 3 factories managed by New Ngariama Farmers Cooperative Society (FCS) in Kirinyaga county, situated in Kenya's central highlands. Kainamui was established in 1963, the same year Kenya declared independence.

The factory works with 2,000 member farmers, 60% men and 40% women. These small scale local farmers cultivate an average of just 200 trees at altitudes up to 1,800masl. 

Patrick Njogu runs the management at Kainamui, along with his unmatched team. They ensure all the coffee processes run smoothly and diligently. Some of their responsibilities include weighing coffee, hand-picking, green grading, storage, transportation, training, paying and addressing farmer complaints.

Origin Kenya
Subregion Kirinyaga County
Harvest Season 2022/23
Producer Type Washing Station
Wet Mill Kainamui
Co-Op New Ngariama Farmers Cooperative Society
Processing Washed
Growing Altitude 1650m - 1800m
Plant Species Arabica
Variety Batian, Ruiru 11, 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

Kainamui Coffee Factory is located in the north east corner of Kirinyaga County in the Gichugu division, Ngariama Location. It is one of three Factories managed by the New Ngariama FCS. Kainamui was the first factory estbalished by the co-operative, followed by Kamwangi. With increasing volume pressure on both Kamwangi and Kainamui the Co-op established and began processing at their third Factory, Kiamugumo.

Kirinyaga county borders Nyeri, lying between the Eastern base of the Aberdare (Nyandarua) Range, which forms part of the Eastern end of the Great Rift Valley, and the Western slopes of Mt. Kenya. Nyeri town (county headquarters) acts as a destination for those visiting Aberdare National Park and Mt. Kenya.

The combination of fertile soil, seasonal rainfall and high altitude provide the ideal climate for coffees characterised by high acidity, full body and ripe fruit flavours. Due to the cool temperatures at altitude, particularly at night time, coffees from Nyeri tend develop and mature slowly producing very dense, hard beans high in acidity and complexity.

The Process

The coffee cherries are hand sorted for unripes and overripes by the farmers before they go into production. The pulp is removed and the coffee is fermented for 24-36 hour under close shade depending on climate temperatures. After fermentation the coffees are washed and again graded by density in washing channels. They are then taken to the drying tables where they will be sun dried on African drying beds for 12 to 20 days (this time depends on weather conditions). Coffees are covered in plastic during midday and at night to protect the beans from night moisture and rains.

 

  • Subregion Kirinyaga County
  • Producer Type Washing Station
  • Wet Mill Kainamui
  • Processing Washed
  • Bag Types Grain Pro / Ecotact
  • Plant Species Arabica
  • Variety Batian, Ruiru 11, SL28, SL34
  • Min Growing Altitude 1650m
  • Max Growing Altitude 1800m
  • Screen Size 18 Up
  • Co-Op New Ngariama Farmers Cooperative Society
  • On Sale No
  • Top Lot Yes
  • Price Per Kg £10.90
  • Status Spot
  • Coffee Grade KEN CA WA AA TOP
  • CTRM Contract Number P8002051-1
  • Origin Kenya
  • Warehouse Vollers Group Uk