Producers: Baragwi Small-holder Farmers
Washing Station: Kianyaga Factory
Region: Kirinyaga County
Varieties: SL28 & SL34
Flavour Profile: Blackberry, Gooseberry & Dark Chocolate
The Baragwi Farmers Co-operative Society is the biggest society in Kenya. Today, they operate 12 washing stations and work with over 15,000 members in Kirinyaga. Their factory managers work for a different factory every two years, so that they can share knowledge and be very consistent.
This coffee was produced by Smallholders farmers who hand pick ripe coffee cherries and deliver them to the factory that day. Many farmers in this area will grow different crops and maybe have as few as 100 coffee trees. At intake, the cherries are meticulously sorted which is overseen by the cherry clerk, who ensures that only ripe, undamaged cherries are received.
Once sorted, the cherries are pulped on the factory’s disc pulper. Pulped cherries are dry fermented for 18-24 hours, after which they are sent through washing and grading channels.
Parchment is soaked for 24 hours and then placed on raised drying beds. Staff sort drying parchment to remove any remaining defective beans and turn parchment constantly to promote even drying. Drying typically takes between 1 and 2 weeks.
We buy this coffee from Nordic Approach