Producer: Kititu Farmers Cooperative Society
Farmers: 570 Small holder farmers
Region: Kiambu County
Altitude: 1700 m.a.s.l (on average)
Varietal: SL28, SL34, Ruiru 11, Batian
A complex coffee with cooked rhubarb sweetness, grapefruit acidity and a lingering prune finishProcessing at the Kimathi wet mill adheres to stringent quality-driven methods. All coffee cherries are handpicked and are delivered to the mill the same day, where they undergo meticulous sorting. Factory employees oversee the process and any underripe or damaged cherries will not be accepted by the ‘Cherry Clerk’ – one of the most important harvest-period staff, who keeps meticulous records of how much coffee each producer delivers on any given day (and thus how much payment is due once the coffee has sold). Any rejected coffee will have to be taken home again, and the farmer will need to find a place to dry it (often a tarp in the yard) to be delivered only at the end of season as low quality ‘Mbuni’ – natural process coffee that earns a very low price. Thus, farmer members are incentivised to only pick and deliver the ripest cherry that they can.
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