Kagumoini AA

Kagumoini AA

Juicy and balanced notes of grapes and raspberry with cola nuances and velvety body


Regular price€17,00
€68,00/kg
Tax included.
Size

Processing

During the harvest, coffee farmers deliver the cherries to the factory, which sorts, weighs and pays. The cherries are then processed. First cherries are depulped followed by an overnight fermentation to break down the sugar. Afterwards, the beans are thoroughly washed, soaked and dried on raised beds. During drying, workers systematically inspect the beans for defects and constantly turned them for even drying.

Kamacharia F.C.S. provides workshops on agricultural cultivation for its member.

Kagumoini Coffee Factory

farm story
Kagumoini Coffee Factory

Since most farmers have a small plot of land, coffee in Kenya is typically traced back to the coffee factory. During the harvest, the farmers deliver the cherries to the factory, which sorts, weighs and pays. The production area has two harvests, one from March to May, and the main harvest from October to December.

This coffee is produced by the Kamacharia Farmers Cooperative Society at the Kagumoini Coffee Factory. The society owns the factory and has 6,100 members of smallholder farmers. To support its members, the society provides workshops to teach the best agricultural cultivation methods that including manure application and fertilization.

The Kagumoini coffee factory has a capacity to process 60,000 metric tons of coffee beans per year. The factory uses the latest technology to sort and grade the beans. Over the years the Kagumoini coffee factory is an important source of income for the local economy.

coffee in Kenya
Coffee grading system

Coffee in Kenya is graded by its size. There are eight grading categories, with AA, PB and PB being the most common grade. The grade AA is used to classify beans that are 17/18 screen size (larger than 7.2 mm). The AB grade is a blend of grade A beans (6.8 mm) and grade B (6.2 mm). Lastly, PB grade is used to classify peaberry beans.

Kenyan AA coffee is valued highly at auction because AA beans are grown at a higher altitude which correlates to higher quality. Some Kenya AA coffees are light-bodied yet still very bright and exhibit a floral aroma. Tones of passion fruit and wine are often present, and this is almost always balanced by an acidity that is crisp and refreshing.


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