Single Origin Fairtrade

Kenya AA Nyeri Tekangu Karogoto Co-op

$1,048.95

FLAVOR: Mango, Candied Pineapple, Caramel

How it tastes? Delightful tropical fruit notes enhance this coffee's  rich berry jam mouthfeel. A vibrant, zesty orange acidity is balanced with a creamy chocolate body with silky layers of toffee. An extraordinary cup with a jammy depth to the citrus character and a long finish.
Price: $7.77 / LBBag Weight: 134.35 LB

11 Bags SPOT - Alameda, CA

FARMER STORY

Kenya AA Nyeri Tekangu Karogoto Co-op

Known for it’s fertile volcanic soil and abundant rainfall, the Nyeri region of Kenya is one of the most sought-after locations for coffee. Nyeri is known for coffees with intense, complex, and flavor-dense cup profiles. The rich agricultural haven is situated on the slopes of the snow capped Mount Kenya. We’re proud to work with the sustainable focused Tekangu Farmers Cooperative Society (TFCS) which has approximately 3,200 members, 40% of which are women. 

PRODUCER Tekangu Co-op; Karogoto Factory
REGION Nyeri County, Kenya
HARVEST Oct '21 - Jan '22
ARRIVAL Dec '21 - March '22
PROCESS Fully Washed & dried on raised beds
VARIETY SL28, SL34, Ruiru 11
ELEVATION 1,900 - 2,200 masl
PACKAGING GrainPro / Ecotact

This coffee is milled at the Karogoto Factory, one of the oldest washing stations in Nyeri, built in 1963. Karogoto Factory (washing station) is part of the Tekangu Farmers Co-operative Society. Karogoto has about 1,600 contributing farmers with plots averaging about 0.4 hectares. Farmers mainly grow SL 28 & 34 varieties and are regularly visited by the field supervisory committee, which provides agricultural advice and checks quality standards. In recent years, Karogoto has been able to give more than 85% of the sales price back to its members and are always able to get prices above the current market standards based on their cup quality. They have proven to be very consistent on quality over the years, and have great systems for traceability and quality control.

The Karogoto mill is split in half by a road, with the sorting shed and fermentation tanks on the lower side and the drying beds on the upper slope of the hill. Both sides are pretty steep, with a great view of the valley and weaver birds making their homes in the trees around the mill. 

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