Kenya Baragwi Karumandi

Cooperative Coffee, Microlot

Two unusual factoids from our colleagues in Kenya: The Karumandi factory, which opened its doors in 1961, was named after the many moles that had been common in that area. And, the factory is en route to the Kamweti Castle, where the Queen of England stayed before Kenya’s independence, in 1963. At the Karumandi factory, the coffee is washed with the fresh river water and dried in the sun on raised beds. Thanks to a recycling process, the factory re-uses the water throughout the day, to significantly reduce water consumption.

The Baragwi Farmer’s Co-operative Society is the biggest society in Kenya. Today, they operate 12 washing stations and have over 15,000 members. Having implemented all the same processing methods on all the factories makes them having excellent quality. All the factories are equipped with tiles on the washing channels. Moreover the are replacing the wodden drying tables with more efficient metal ones.

Country: Kenya
Region: Kirinyaga
Altitude: 1.600-1.800 masl
Washing Station: Karumandi Factory
Cooperative: Baragwi Farmers Co-operative Society
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This is a coffee with a juicy body, a citric acidity and flavors of red apple, berries, stone fruits & peach.


Red Apple Stone Fruits Berry Peach
Variety: Batian, Ruiru 11, SL 28, SL 34
Processing: washed, sun-dried
Grade: AA TOP
Body: Juicy
Acidity: Citric
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