Kenya washed Arabica AA Top Karugiro

Schwimmend (voraussichtliche Ankunft: 06.07.2024)
Verfügbare Menge: 17 GrainPro Sack à 60kg
SKU
103306.4-1692
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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 103306.4
Variety SL28, SL34, Ruiru 11
Region Muranga
Process Washed
Grade AA Top
Producer Karugiro Factory, member of Kamacharia 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. This coffee was produced in Muranga, within the Central Province. The area has more smallholder farmers than estates who all together total around 100,000 in the region. The producers of this coffee are smallholders who work with the Karugiro Factory, part of the Kamacharia Farmers Cooperative Society, founded in 1993. The factory (or washing station) has around 900 active members who bring their cherries to the stations for processing. Most often, they have 0.5 ha plots with around 200 coffee trees of varieties such as SL34, SL38, Ruiru 11, and Batian.

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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