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Kenya - Karimikui AB - SL28, SL34, Ruiru11 - Washed

Kenya - Karimikui AB - SL28, SL34, Ruiru11 - Washed

Regular price Dhs. 75.00 AED
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Tastes like: Red currant, cranberries, red wine tannins, plum, black tea, and a syrupy mouthfeel.

Farm: Karimikui Coffee Factory

Farmers: Smallholder Farmers

Origin: Kirinyaga

Altitude: 1600

Variety: SL28, SL34, Ruiru11

Process: Washed

Roast: For filter

Net Weight 250gr

Story: The Karimikui Coffee Factory was established in 1966. It rests on six acres of land serving the villages of Githureia, Gituba and Kiamugumo. Currently it is affiliated with the Rungeto Farmers Cooperative Society (FCS), in an area where most smallholder farmers are growing tea, not coffee. The rich red volcanic soil is ideal for coffee growing, with year round temperatures between 13C and 24C. There are two rainy periods: the long rains between March and May and the short rains between October and December. Farmers here mainly grow SL28 and SL34, accounting for 99% of total production. Occasionally farmers grow small quantities of Ruiru 11 plants.

The factory receives assistance from Coffee Management Services (CMS). This group's long term goal is to increase coffee production through farmer training, ready access to inputs, Good Agricultural Practice seminars, and providing the most current printed materials on sustainable farming. CMS strongly believe in establishing a transparent, trust based relationship with smallholder farmers, helping to support sustained industry growth throughout the country, and continuing to elevate the standards of quality coffee produced in Kenya.Varietals: The smallholders mainly grow SL 28 and SL 34.

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