Kenya | Karani AB
Orange Blossom | Nectarine | Grapefruit
Region | Kirinyaga, Central Province
Altitude | 1700-1800 MASL
Process | Fully Washed
Variety | SL28, SL34
The Karani Factory serves the 600 smallholder farmers of the Kabare Co-operative Society in Kirinyaga and was built in 1998. It's members enjoy and benefit from the nutritious volcanic soil of the environs of Mount Kenya.
The factory works with the Kahawa Bora milling and export company which is focused on trying to provide small farmers an avenue to maintain traceability through the (often opaque) Kenyan coffee factory structure. They also work with their farmers to improve quality, yields and processing.
On arrival at the factory, the cherries are carefully hand-sorted and pulped. They are then sorted by density. After dry fermenting for 16-24 hours, they are sent through washing and grading channels. The beans are dried on raised beds for 1 to 3 weeks with regular sorting at the drying stage also.