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Kiamutira AB / Mutira Farmers Co-op

Kiamutira AB / Mutira Farmers Co-op

Regular price
$21.00 USD
Sale price
$21.00 USD

 

Our first main-harvest Kenya comes from the famed Kirinyaga region.  This is Regalia's first time purchasing from the famed Kiamutira wetmill: we're looking at peach-like fruit quality, orange zest, and mountain honey sweetness. 

Kiamutira wetmill (or factory) was established in 1995 and currently had 355 members. It is operated by Mutira Farmer Co-operative Society which covers the region around Mutira and Kanyekiini - around 70 miles from Nairobi. Kiamutira - managed by Paul Ngari - is situated at 1,570masl and serves smallholder farmers in the local villages. The farmers typically have a small amount of land and cultivate the varieties of SL34, Ruiru 11 and Batian. As part of their membership, the co-operative provides training, credit & financial services, and inputs such as fertilizer to increase yield and plant health.

The coffee is wet processed, whereby fully ripe cherries are:

  • - Pulped
  • - Fermented in water for 12 - 48 hours (depending on climatic conditions)
  • - Washed and graded in clean water channels
  • - Dried slowly over 2 - 3 weeks on raised African beds until the moisture content is reduced to 10-12%.

The coffee is then taken to a central dry mill where it is rested in parchment for 3 weeks before being hulled, cleaned and graded by bean size. Finally, the coffee is carefully handpicked before being bagged in GrainPro for export from Mombasa.

Region Kirinyaga, Kenya
Altitude 1500 - 1900 MASL
Process Wet-Processed
Varietal Baitan, Ruiru 11