Kenya washed Arabica AA Top Kamoini

Schwimmend (voraussichtliche Ankunft: 06.07.2024)
Verfügbare Menge: 17 GrainPro Sack à 60kg
SKU
103283.4-1682
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Unit of Measure GrainPro Sack à 60kg
Status Afloat
Warehouse On Ship
Bag Type Grain Pro
ETA 06.07.2024
Crop 23/24
Charge 103283.4
Variety SL34, SL28, Ruiru 11
Region Othaya, Nyeri County
Process Washed
Grade AA Top
Producer Kamoini Factory, member of Othaya Farmers' Cooperative Society

Kenya is renowned for cultivating some of the most intense coffees globally. Some people believe this is drawn from the red volcanic soils surrounding Mount Kenya. But variety, micro-climate, altitude, and the adequate balance of rain and sunshine play an essential role in the definition of this high-quality coffee. The total area under coffee cultivation in Kenya is estimated at 160,000 hectares.

The majority of its coffee comes from Central Kenya, an area renowned for the exceptional quality and complexity of its coffee. However, Kenya boasts approximately 10 distinct coffee-producing regions. Nyeri, located in the Central Province, is one of them. The Kamoini Factory (wet mill) is in Othaya, a part of Nyeri County, which is located along the Ichama River, between the fertile highlands of the Mount Kenya Forest Reserve and the Mountain Range of Aberdare, 85km from the capital city of Nairobi. The wet mill is part of Othaya Farmers’ Cooperative Society Limited and processes the cherries from some 700 small farmers in the area. These farmers typically grow SL28, SL34, Ruiru 11, and Batian varieties, along with other trees such as bananas, grevillea, and macadamia for intercropping and shade.

In Kenya, coffee is graded using a combination of bean size and quality. For instance, AA is for the larger beans with screen size 18+ and PB is a grade for peaberries, which are single beans grown inside a coffee cherry instead of two. All coffee is sorted meticulously, properly de-pulped, washed, and dried under the African sun on so-called "African Beds" until reaching the optimum rate of moisture, approximately 12%, after processing.

The equator passes directly through this East African gem. Despite its tropical climate, Kenya experiences some nice cool-offs through the Indian Ocean and Lake Victoria. Flat savannahs home to an abundance of wildlife rise to central highlands, peaked by Mount Kenya at 5,199 m. It is here, where lush slopes are turned into fertile farmlands, creating ideal conditions for cofThe equator runs right through this pearl of East Africa. Despite its tropical climate, Kenya is cooled by the Indian Ocean and Lake Victoria. From the flat savannahs with their diverse flora and fauna rise the highlands, whose highest peak is Mount Kenya at 5,199 meters. Here, where the lush slopes give way to fertile farmland, the coffee plant thrives.

The combination of red volcanic soil, high altitudes, and an ideal climate have a decisive impact on the fruity, nearly juicy aromas characterizing these coffees. Due to its geographical location on the equator, there is only little distinction between the different seasons in Kenya.

As opposed to its neighbor Ethiopia, coffee cultivation is relatively new to the county and only started in the early 1900s. Today, agriculture is the major contributor to Kenya's GDP, among which coffee ranks third behind tea and horticultural produce. The total area under coffee cultivation in Kenya is estimated at 160,000 hectares.

Plantations make up about one-third of the area. However, the largest part of the land is used by smallholder farmers who assign themselves to cooperatives. Coffee is mostly sold via auctions that take place weekly during harvesting season. Pricing between buyer and seller is defined by cup quality and grading, depending on the bean size. Coffee beans screened above 17/18 are named "AA" and are the biggest of their kind. The added "Top" or "Plus" refers to the cup profile.

 

CONTINENTAfrica
COFFEE REGIONSMt. Kenya, Murang'a, Meru, Kiambu
COFFEE ALTITUDES1,200 – 2,300 masl.
VARIETIESSL-28, SL-34, Ruiru 11, Batian
HARVEST PERIODOct – Feb (Main Crop), Jun – Aug (Fly Crop)
COFFEE FARMSSmallholders and plantations
AVERAGE FARM SIZE0.5 – 5.5 ha
YEARLY PRODUCTION (IN 60KG BAGS)844,000 
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