82₺ (KDV Dahil)
Bölge: Mathira West District, Nyeri
Varyete: SL-28, SL-34, Ruiru 11, Batian, K7
Tarla: Various smallholder members of the Gikanda Farmers Cooperative Society
Tedarikçi: Cafe Imports
Tadım Notları: Very floral, lemon grass, black tea, pear, red apple and cranberry, with a long finish.
Tadım Skoru: 88
Tedarikçi Veritabanı Bağlantısı:
The Gichathaini factory is one of three washing stations that comprise the Gikanda Farmers Cooperative Society (F.C.S.), which is in the Mathira West district of Nyeri. There are about 1,045 registered members and 770 active members who utilize the mill and, subsequently, are able to make elective decisions regarding factory representation and management. The factory is located about 6 kilometers from Karatina town, and the conditions in the area are typically ideal for coffee: abundant rainfall, reliable average temperatures, fertile soil, and fresh water from the Ragati river.
Coffee is picked and delivered ripe to the factory, where it is sorted before being depulped the same day as delivery. It is fermented overnight, washed using clean Ragati river water, and then moved to the drying beds. The water used in the washing process is recirculated for conservation purposes, and moved to soak pits away from the fresh-water sources to prevent contamination.
Coffees in Kenya are typically traceable to the factory level, where smallholder farmers deliver cherry for sale and processing. Producers deliver their cherry and receive payment based on weight at the market level for the day. After the coffee is received by the F.C.S., it is sorted and processed into lots that are built by quantity, so it is nearly impossible to know which farmers' coffees end up in which particular lot.Because of the very small average farm size, there is typically not a way to keep more-detailed records at the factory level, without adding miles of paperwork and delay. This is one of the reasons it is difficult to find highly traceable coffees from Kenya.