Kianyangi AA - Murue F.C.S. - Embu (GrainPro)

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Kianyangi factory serves 770 farmer members in Embu county, each of whom grows about 130 trees, mainly SL-28 and SL-34 variety. The majority of the coffee brought to this factory comes during main harvest, from November through January.

After the coffee is picked ripe, it is brought to the factory, where it is depulped using a disc pupler and river water from the river Kamithumo. The coffee is fermented overnight after depulping, then soaked and dried on roased beds for between 7 and 15 days, depending on weather. While drying, coffee is constantly sorted and rotated. Five soaking pits on-site at the factory are used to purify and recycle the water used in processing; the water is treated carefully to avoid contamination.

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ID# 10472

Origin Kenya
Region Kavutiri Division, Embu County
Farm 770 smallholder members
Variety SL-28, SL-34
Altitude 1800 masl
Proc. Method Fully washed, dried on raised beds
Harvest Schedule November–January

The Cup

"Sweet and balanced with intense green grape acidity and a heavy mouthfeel; lots of toffee and caramel with tomato, melon and lime."