Kenya AB Nguguini
|Bag Weight||60 KG BAG|
|Status||ETA Jun 2023|
About This Coffee
Founded in 1958, Nguguini wetmill is part of Kibirigwi Farmers’ Cooperative Society Limited based in Karatina, Kirinyaga county. The co-op works with over over 1,200 local smallholder farmers cultivating an average of 1 acre of land at altitudes between 1,600 and 1,650masl.
Kibirigwi FCS is one of the oldest societies in kenya with a great history of crop husbandry and coffee processing.
|Subregion||Kirinyaga County, Central highlands|
|Producer Type||Washing Station|
|Co-Op||Kibirigwa Farmers Co-operative Society|
|Growing Altitude||1600m - 1650m|
|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|
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 coffee is wet processed, where the fully ripe cherries are:
• Fermented for 12 - 48 hours (depending on climatic conditions)
• 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 Forward
- Subregion Kirinyaga County, Central highlands
- Producer Type Washing Station
- Wet Mill Ngugu-ini
- Processing Washed
- Bag Types Grain Pro / Ecotact
- Plant Species Arabica
- Variety Batian, Ruiru 11, SL28, SL34
- Coffee Grade KEN CA WA AB TOP
- Min Growing Altitude 1600m
- Max Growing Altitude 1650m
- Screen Size 16 Up
- Origin Kenya
- Warehouse TBA
- Co-Op Kibirigwa Farmers Co-operative Society
- On Sale No
- Top Lot No
- CTRM Contract Number P8002050-1
- Price Per Kg £8.95