Kenya washed Arabica AB Plus Ruka Chui

Schwimmend (voraussichtliche Ankunft: 06.07.2024)
Verfügbare Menge: 50 Sack à 60kg
SKU
103306.1-310
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Unit of Measure Sack à 60kg
Status Afloat
Warehouse On Ship
ETA 06.07.2024
Crop 23/24
Charge 103306.1
Variety SL-34, SL-28, Ruiru 11 & Batian
Region Kirinyaga, Nyeri & Murang’a
Process Washed
Grade AB Plus
Screen 16/18
Producer Kianjiru, Kangocho, Ruchu, Ruambiti Factories
Brand Ruka Chui

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 most significant part of the land is used by smallholder farmers. They are usually members of cooperatives. Commonly, the coffee is sold via weekly auctions during the harvesting season.

The pricing between buyer and seller is defined by the cup quality and grading defined by the bean size. Coffee beans screened above 15/16 are named „AB“ and are the second biggest of their kind. The add-on „Top“ or „Plus“ refers to the cup profile, which is especially fine and complex. The combination of red volcanic soil, high altitude, and the ideal climate have a decisive impact on the development of the aroma and flavors that characterize this coffee.

A great example is our L+B selection Ruka Chui. 'Ruka' is a Swahili word meaning Jump and 'Chui' is a Swahili word meaning Leopard. This AB Plus coffee is a blend coming from the central regions of Murang'a, Kiambu, and Kericho. It is composed of SL-34, SL-28, Ruiru 11, and Batian varieties, which all benefit from the high altitudes, the deep red and nutritious volcanic soils, and the moderate rainfalls in the area. During harvest season, red ripe cherry is brought to the factory where it is meticulously sorted, properly de-pulped and fermented, washed, and then dried on raised drying tables.

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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