Kenya AA Tambaya

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Bag Weight 60 KG BAG
Harvest Season 2023/24
Status Spot
Lot Number P8002050-5
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About This Coffee

This AA fully washed top lot is from Tambaya wetmill, part of Rumukia Farmers’ Cooperative Society Limited. Tambaya one of a few washing stations or “factories” that form the co-op group based in Mukurweini in Nyeri county. The mill works with 390 registered local farmers who cultivate on small plots of land ranging between 1,700 and 1,850masl. 

Origin Kenya
Subregion Nyeri, Central Highlands
Harvest Season 2023/24
Producer Type Washing Station
Co-Op Rumukia Farmers' Co-operative Society
Processing Washed
Growing Altitude 1600m - 2200m
Plant Species Arabica
Variety Batian, Ruiru 11, SL28, SL34
Coffee Grade KEN CA WA AB TOP
Bag Weight 60 KG BAG
Bag Types Grain Pro / Ecotact

The Region

Nyeri County has cool temperatures and fertile central highlands, 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 is wet processed, where the fully ripe cherries are:

• Pulped
• Fermented for 12 - 48 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 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 Nyeri, Central Highlands
  • Producer Type Washing Station
  • Processing Washed
  • Bag Types Grain Pro / Ecotact
  • Plant Species Arabica
  • Variety Batian, Ruiru 11, SL28, SL34
  • Min Growing Altitude 1600m
  • Max Growing Altitude 2200m
  • Co-Op Rumukia Farmers' Co-operative Society
  • On Sale No
  • Top Lot Yes
  • Price Per Kg £10.95
  • Status Spot
  • Coffee Grade KEN CA WA AB TOP
  • CTRM Contract Number P8002050-5
  • Origin Kenya
  • Warehouse Vollers Group Uk