Cup Characteristics: Peach, caramel, green grape, medium-high acidity, medium body
Producer: Gondo Factory, New Kiriti Cooperative Society
Region: Murang’a County, Mathioya District
Variety: SL 28, SL34
Process: Fully washed
Altitude: 1,900 meters
Located in the Murang’a County, Mathioya District of Kenya, the Kiriti FCS is a three wet mill society linking the Gondo, Kayu and Kirimahiga facilities. The cooperative society was registered on October 14th, 1998 and the main office is located at Kayu wet mill, Kihoya sub-Location, Kangema District. The society is about 17 kilometers from Kangema town and 110 km from Nairobi city. Current total membership of the cooperative is 3,620 active members, 900 women and 2,720 men. Total number of coffee trees in New Kiriti is 635,920. The KFCS is managed by seven elected management and three supervisory committee members.
The Gondo wet mill carries out timely and selective hand picking. Cherry is delivered to the wet mill the same day it is picked and sorted prior to the pulping. The ripe red cherries are processed through the wet processing method that utilizes clean water from Kananahu stream. The processing water is cleaned and recirculated before disposal into evaporation and seepage pits. After fermentation, coffee is washed and sun dried then delivered to the dry mill in parchment.
12oz. – Whole Bean