Kenya Nyeri Giathugu AA
Location: Mukurweini District
Cooperative: Rugi Farmers
Roast date: Weekly fresh
Tasting notes: Intense red fruit, rhubarb & brown sugar (very clean)
Predominant varieties in the region are SL28 and SL34. The producers deliver their cherries to the central washing station. Mutitu factory then wet processes the coffee in typical Kenyan style. The cherries are sorted on maturity and processed separately per quality group. The coffee is depulped and ferments for up to 24 hours. Next, it is washed and graded on bean density in the washing channels. The highest qualities are soaked for an additional 24 hours in clean water before being carried out into the drying field. The coffee dries on raised beds for an average of 10 days.