Kenya Kiri AB

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Kenya Kiri AB

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PEACH • TOFFEE • RAISIN

PROCESS: WASHED

FARMER: KIRI COFFEE FACTORY (1200 MEMBERS)

LOCALE: KIRINYAGA COUNTY

VARIETY: SL28, SL34, RUIRU 11, BATIAN

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KIRI COFFE FACTORY WAS ESTABLISHED IN 1997 AND RESTS ON A 5 ACRES PIECE OF LAND SERVING RIVER NYAMINDI, GITUMBI, KIRUNYUINI, KERERE AND KABOIA VILLAGES. CURRENTLY IT IS AFFILIATED TO NGIRIAMBU FARMERS CO-OPERATIVE SOCIETY LTD AND ITS HOUSES THE SOCIETY HEAD OFFICE. KIRI COFFEE FACTORY CURRENTLY STANDS AT 1400 MEMBERS WHERE 1200 ARE ACTIVE FARMERS.

THE AREA EXPERIENCES A BIENNIAL PRODUCTION CYCLE WITH HARVEST BEING FROM APRIL-JUNE AND THE LATE SECOND SEASON BEING FROM OCTOBER-DECEMBER. THE MAIN VARIETIES OF COFFEE GROWN ARE SL28, SL34 AND RUIRU 11.

AFTER PULPING, THE COFFEE IS FERMENTED OVERNIGHT TO BREAK DOWN THE SUGARS, BEFORE TRAVELING THROUGH CHANNELS TO THE SOAKING TANK WHERE THE COFFEE IS CAREFULLY CLEANED, SOAKED AND SPREAD OUT ON THE RAISED DRYING TABLES. TIME ON THE DRYING TABLES DEPENDS ON CLIMATE, AMBIENT TEMPERATURE AND TOTAL PRODUCTION VOLUME UNDERGOING PROCESSING. DRYING CAN TAKE FROM 7 TO 15 DAYS IN TOTAL. CONTINUOUS SORTING AND HAND TURNING OF THE PARCHMENT TAKES PLACE THROUGHOUT THE DRYING PROCESS.

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