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Kenya Kegwa

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Juicy acidity and intense sweetness with full fruity body.

Cupping profile: currant, nectarine, citrus

Kegwa Factory

Kegwa Coffee Factory is located in the Central Province, Kirinyaga County in Njukiini location of Gichugu Division near Kianyaga town. It was established in the 1960s and rests on a 3 acre piece of land serving Kegwa, Mwiboini, Cieni, and Kithiga A & B Villages. Currently it is affiliated to Ngiriambu Farmers’ Cooperative Society Ltd Its membership currently stands at 1400, of which 1000 are active farmers while 400 are inactive farmers. The most unique aspect of this factory is that it’s located near Mbiri Market. The factory lies about 1504m, GPS location (00 28.102S, 037 22.198E). The area experiences moderate bimodal rainfall of about 1200mm p.a. with temperatures ranging between 13-25 degrees Celsius. The long rains fall between March-May while the short rains come between October and December.

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Kenya washed

After harvesting all the coffee is delivered to the factory and undergoes the wet processing method. Water is pumped from the River Nyamindi to the reservoir tanks for pulping and recirculation. After pulping the coffee is stored overnight, washed, soaked and spread on the drying tables. The parchment is then frequently turned on the drying tables, sorted and stored awaiting delivery to the millers who are also the marketing agent. To ensure that the processing is carried out efficiently the factory has invested in a pulper, a recirculation system and about 8 conditioning bins.

About this coffee

Cupping score: 88.75

Processing station: Kegwa
Producer: Smallholder farmers
Region: Kirinyaga
Altitude: 1500 MASL
Variety: SL28 and SL34
Processing: washed

Variety

SL28 was identified on a single tree in Tanzania and soon became ubiquitous thanks to its drought-resistance, high yield, and desirable cup profile. Since then, it has spread to other coffee-growing origins, including Uganda and Central America.

SL34 is also part of the Bourbon-Typica family and has adapted to grow in high altitude areas with a good amount of rainfall.

Washed process

Kenyan coffees are first de-pulped to remove the fruit from around the bean, then are fermented and washed—sometimes in more than one cycle of both—and soaked in water. The beans are then dried and rested on specially built raised beds.

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Roast Style

espresso, filter

Weight

250g, 1000g

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