Kenya Washed AB Maganjo

Orange, lemon, treacle
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Bag Weight 60 KG BAG
Harvest Season 2021/22
Status Spot
Lot Number P8001296-16
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About This Coffee

This AB fully washed top lot is from Maganjo washing station in Nyeri county, in Kenya's central highlands. Maganjo Factory was established in 1937 under Mukurwe-ini Farmers’ Cooperative Society (FCS). Since then it was owned by the giant Mathira FCS, before finally breaking off in 1996 with 2 other factories to form Rumukia FCS. The factory processes cherries from 743 registered small-holder farmers, most of whom rely on coffee as a central source of income.

Origin Kenya
Subregion Nyeri, Central Highlands
Harvest Season 2021/22
Producer Type Washing Station
Wet Mill Maganjo
Co-Op Rumukia Farmers' Cooperative Society
Processing Washed
Growing Altitude >1750m
Plant Species Arabica
Variety Batian, Ruiru 11, SL28, SL34
Coffee Grade KEN CA WA AB TOP
Screen Size 18 Up
Soil Red volcanic
Bag Weight 60 KG BAG
Bag Types Grain Pro / Ecotact

The Region

Maganjo factory is located in Iriani, Mathira constituency in Nyeri County. It is about 115 Km from Nairobi capital Centre and 5 Km from Karatina town along the Nairobi – Nyeri highway. This area lies at an altitude of 1,600masl on the fertile foothills of Mt. Kenya and Aberdare ranges slope. This region is reputed for its high quality coffee and commonly referred to as the 'home' of Kenyan coffee.

Nyeri County has cool temperatures and fertile central highlands, lying between the Eastern base of the Aberdare (Nyandarua) Range, which forms part of the Eastern end of the Great Rift Valley, and the Western slopes of Mt. Kenya. Nyeri town (county headquarters) acts as a destination for those visiting Aberdare National Park and Mt.Kenya.

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 Nyeri, Central Highlands
  • Producer Type Washing Station
  • Wet Mill Maganjo
  • Processing Washed
  • Bag Types Grain Pro / Ecotact
  • Plant Species Arabica
  • Variety Batian, Ruiru 11, SL28, SL34
  • Coffee Grade KEN CA WA AB TOP
  • Growing Altitude >1750m
  • Screen Size 18 Up
  • Origin Kenya
  • Warehouse Vollers Group Uk
  • Co-Op Rumukia Farmers' Cooperative Society
  • Soil Red volcanic
  • On Sale No
  • Top Lot No
  • CTRM Contract Number P8001296-16
  • Price Per Kg £7.95