Kenya - Kabngetuny AB - Washed - 250 gr.
LIGHT & JUICY
Rift Valley - Kericho / 2000 masl. / SL28 & 34, Ruiru 11/ Washed / SCA - 87.25p
Lemonade, green apple, brown spices and floral notes.
The Kabngetuny Farmers Co-operative Society is one of the first cooperatives to incorporate gender mainstreaming within its operations. The initiative has seen women transferred full ownership of land and coffee trees and are completely in charge of their own production and harvest which is unique in Kenya. The opportunity has assisted in empowering women beside increased production and quality which have supported improved livelihood long term.
Handpicked coffee cherries are sent to the mill the same day, in which they are carefully sorted. Employees from the factory supervise the procedure, and any cherries that are unripe or damaged will not be accepted.
The cherries are then pulped and transferred to one of the factory's fermentation tanks, where they will ferment for 12 to 48 hours, depending on the ambient temperature. Following that, the coffee is properly washed to remove the rest of mucilage before being graded. Depending on whether there is room on the factory's raised drying beds, the coffee will either be transported to dry on those or soaked in circulating water for up to 24 hours. The coffee will slowly dry here for 2 to 3 weeks, during which time it will be turned frequently and covered during the hottest period of the day.