This Kenya AA is for those of you who love African coffees that are bold and full of intense flavor. This coffee produces a unique range of flavors that emerge in different parts of the coffee cooling in your cup. Expect the citrus of grapefruit and sweetness of raspberry and peach. The body of the coffee is moderately heavy while the acidity from this coffee is readily evident in the citrussy notes. To bring out the lovely sweetness this coffee has to offer, we have roasted it to a medium level, but definitely not too dark so all the delicious fruit flavors are pronounced more than the roast itself
The Kiamugumo coffee factory is part of the New Ngariama Farmer’s Cooperative Society. which has a current membership of about 1,500 local growers. The factory itself, that in other parts of the world is referred to as a wetmill, is situated in Ngariama location, Nyangeni sub-location at Kirinyaga County. The factory treats all water in soak pits to ensure no contamination runs into the local waterways, which are a source for drinking water.
The Kiamugumo factory and its local producer farms are situated on the slopes of Mount Kenya. Rich volcanic soil, lots of annual rainfall, and the abundance of highly esteemed SL-28 and SL-34 varieties all lend immense quality to the production of coffee in this specific area. In this area of Kenya, smallholders deliver coffee in cherry to washing stations.
- Country: Kenya
- Grade: AA
- Region: Kirinyaga
- Sub-region: Ngariama
- Producers: Members of New Ngariama Farmer’s Cooperative Society
- Soil: Red volcanic soils
- Varietals: SL28, SL34
- Processing: Fully washed
- Drying: Raised beds
After picking, ripe cherry is brought to the factory by smallholder farmers, before it undergoes processing to remove the skin and pulp. The nearest water source is the Kii River. The waste water is cleaned before being led back into nature, which is common at most mills. After washing, the coffee is dried on typical African raised beds, that allow good air circulation between the beans. Beans are dried to between 11% and 13% and then brought to the Central Kenya Coffee Mill in Karatina Nyeri county for grading and sorting.