Kenya AA Tharaka Nithi

Apple, berry, nectarine, tonic, redcurrant
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Bag Weight 60 KG BAG
Harvest Season 2022/23
Status Spot
Lot Number P8002050-7
  • 10 Bag(s)
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About This Coffee

Tharaka Nithi coffee mill is part of Kirubia Co-operative society and is situated in Tharaka Nithi county, in the eastern foothills of Mt Kenya. The co-op works with nearly 1,300 members, a third of them women, who between them gproduce around 5,000 metric tons of cherry a season. The mill was founded in 1956 and sits at an altitude of 1,550masl. 

Origin Kenya
Subregion Tharaka Nithi county
Harvest Season 2022/23
Producer Type Washing Station
Processing Washed
Growing Altitude 1550m
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

The growing area is along the Mt Kenya Tourist circuit and shares land with the eastern route for climbers of Mt Kenya. The coffee farming area spreads over the eastern slopes of the mountain - the second highest mountain in Africa - and next to Mt Kenya forest. The coffee zone has deep valleys through which some of the major tributaries for the river Tana flow. To the east is the arid and semi-arid land that forms part of Matejwa National reserve and the Meru National Park.

This is also the area that the first coffee plants were grown by African Kenyans in 1935. The region is famous for the Chogoria PCEA Mission Hospital, Chuka university, and the internationally renowned Chuka drummers.

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 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 Tharaka Nithi county
  • Producer Type Washing Station
  • Processing Washed
  • Bag Types Grain Pro / Ecotact
  • Plant Species Arabica
  • Variety Batian, Ruiru 11, SL28, SL34
  • Min Growing Altitude 1550m
  • Screen Size 18 Up
  • On Sale No
  • Top Lot No
  • Price Per Kg £7.50
  • Status Spot
  • Coffee Grade KEN CA WA AA TOP
  • CTRM Contract Number P8002050-7
  • Origin Kenya
  • Warehouse Vollers Group Uk