Kenya AB Kichawir

Apple, blackcurrant, lemon, caramel, redcurrant
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Bag Weight 60 KG BAG
Harvest Season 2022/23
Status Spot
Lot Number P8002050-14
  • 13 Bag(s)
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About This Coffee

Kichawir washing station is part of the eponymus Kichawir Farmers’ Cooperative Society Limited. The co-op started in 1999 with just 99 members and now works with nearly 1,300 members in Kericho county, south-western Kenya. Farmers in this region cultivate small farms typically under a hectare in size at altitudes ranging up to 1,600masl

Origin Kenya
Subregion Kericho, Rift Valley
Harvest Season 2022/23
Producer Type Washing Station
Co-Op Kichawir Farmers' Co-operative Society
Processing Washed
Growing Altitude 1500m - 1600m
Plant Species Arabica
Variety Batian, Ruiru 11, SL28, SL34
Coffee Grade KEN CA WA AB TOP
Screen Size 16 Up
Bag Weight 60 KG BAG
Bag Types Grain Pro / Ecotact

The Region

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 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 Kericho, Rift Valley
  • Producer Type Washing Station
  • Processing Washed
  • Bag Types Grain Pro / Ecotact
  • Plant Species Arabica
  • Variety Batian, Ruiru 11, SL28, SL34
  • Min Growing Altitude 1500m
  • Max Growing Altitude 1600m
  • Screen Size 16 Up
  • Co-Op Kichawir Farmers' Co-operative Society
  • On Sale No
  • Top Lot No
  • Price Per Kg £7.25
  • Status Spot
  • Coffee Grade KEN CA WA AB TOP
  • CTRM Contract Number P8002050-14
  • Origin Kenya
  • Warehouse Vollers Group Uk