Kenya AB Lawrence Muturi Washed (Single Farmer)

Lemon, black tea, toffee apple
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Bag Weight 60 KG BAG
Harvest Season 2023/24
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Lot Number P8002050-11
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About This Coffee

This unique single-farmer microlot is sourced from from Lawrence Muturi, a father of six residing in Othaya, Nyeri county. Lawrence owns and manages the 'Gilead Estate,' a farm spanning approximately 2 hectares and situated at an elevation of 1,850masl. On his farm, Lawrence cultivates SL and Ruiru coffee varieties alongside maize, beans, and cattle for dairy production. The initial processing of the harvested coffee, including raised bed drying, is conducted on-site. Once the parchment coffee has reached its ideal moisture level, it is rested before being transported to the Othaya Dry Mill for further processing.

Origin Kenya
Subregion Othaya, Nyeri
Harvest Season 2023/24
Producer Type Single Estate
Farm Name Gilead Estate
Dry Mill Othaya Dry Mill
Processing Washed
Growing Altitude 1850m
Plant Species Arabica
Variety 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

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 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.

  • Status Spot
  • Subregion Othaya, Nyeri
  • Farm Name Gilead Estate
  • Producer Type Single Estate
  • Dry Mill Othaya Dry Mill
  • Processing Washed
  • Bag Types Grain Pro / Ecotact
  • Plant Species Arabica
  • Variety Ruiru 11, SL28, SL34
  • Coffee Grade KEN CA WA AB TOP
  • Min Growing Altitude 1850m
  • Screen Size 16 Up
  • Origin Kenya
  • Warehouse Vollers Group Uk
  • On Sale No
  • Top Lot No
  • CTRM Contract Number P8002050-11
  • Price Per Kg £8.95