Kenya AA Kabare Karani

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Bag Weight 60 KG BAG
Harvest Season 2022/23
Status Spot
Lot Number P8001785-1
  • 20 Bag(s)
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About This Coffee

Karani wetmill is part of Kabare Farmers’ Cooperative Society, one of a few washing stations or “factories” that make up cooperative in Kirinyaga county in Kenya's central highlands.

Origin Kenya
Subregion Kirinyaga County, Central highlands
Harvest Season 2022/23
Producer Type Washing Station
Wet Mill Karani
Co-Op Kabare Farmers' Co-operative Society
Processing Washed
Plant Species Arabica
Variety Batian, Ruiru 11, SL28, SL34
Coffee Grade KEN CA WA AA
Screen Size 18 Up
Bag Weight 60 KG BAG
Bag Types Grain Pro / Ecotact

The Region

Kirinyaga county lies in the southern foothills of Mount Kenya, Africa's second highest mountain and the primary landmark in Kenya's central highlands. The peak is surrounded by forested mountains which fan out into the six counties which constitute Kenya's principal specialty coffee-growing region.

The combination of fertile volcanic soils (Mount Kenya being an extinct volcano after all), seasonal rainfall and high altitude provides the ideal terroir for coffees characterised by high acidity, full body and ripe fruit flavours. Due to the cool temperatures at altitude, particularly at night time, coffees from Kenya's central highlands tend develop and mature slowly producing very dense, hard beans high in acidity and complexity.

The Process

The coffee is wet processed, where the fully ripe cherries are:

• Pulped
• Fermented for 12 - 48 hours (depending on climatic conditions)
• Washed
• Dried slowly over 2 - 3 weeks on raised African beds until the moisture content is reduced to 10-12%.

The coffee is then processed at Othaya dry mill where it is rested in parchment for 3 weeks before being hulled, cleaned and graded by bean size. Finally, the coffee is carefully handpicked before being bagged in GrainPro for export from Mombasa.

  • Status Spot
  • Subregion Kirinyaga County, Central highlands
  • Producer Type Washing Station
  • Wet Mill Karani
  • Processing Washed
  • Bag Types Grain Pro / Ecotact
  • Plant Species Arabica
  • Variety Batian, Ruiru 11, SL28, SL34
  • Coffee Grade KEN CA WA AA
  • Min Growing Altitude 1700m
  • Max Growing Altitude 1900m
  • Screen Size 18 Up
  • Origin Kenya
  • Warehouse Vollers Group Uk
  • Co-Op Kabare Farmers' Co-operative Society
  • On Sale No
  • Top Lot No
  • CTRM Contract Number P8001785-1
  • Price Per Kg £10.95