Kenya AA Kiamugumo
Cup Characteristics: Vanilla aroma. Succulent, juicy mouth filling coffee with flavors of white grape, green apple and anise. Lemon acidity. A dry, sweet and long finish.
$21.99 per pound
Our top pick from Kenya for this year is Kenya AA Kiamugumo. The green, unroasted coffee arrived to us at the very beginning of Sept 2020 in vacuum packaging. We bought the majority of this small separated lot.
The Kiamugumo coffee factory is part of the New Ngariama Farmer’s Cooperative Society. which has a current membership of about 1,500 local growers. The factory itself, that in other parts of the world is referred to as a wetmill, is situated in Ngariama location, Nyangeni sub-location at Kirinyaga County.
The factory treats all water in soak pits to ensure no contamination runs into the local
waterways, which are a source for drinking water.
The Kiamugumo factory and its local producer farms are situated on the slopes of Mount Kenya. Rich volcanic soil, lots of annual rainfall, and the abundance of highly esteemed SL-28 and SL-34 varieties all lend immense quality to the production of coffee in this specific area. In this area of Kenya, smallholders deliver coffee in cherry to washing stations.
- Country: Kenya
- Grade: AA
- Region: Kirinyaga
- Sub-region: Ngariama
- Producers: Members of New Ngariama Farmer’s Cooperative Society
- Varietals: SL28, SL34
- Processing: Fully washed
- Drying: Raised beds
After picking, ripe cherry is brought to the factory by smallholder farmers, before it undergoes
processing to remove the skin and pulp. The nearest
water source is the Kii River.
The waste water is cleaned before being led back into nature, which is common at most mills.
After washing, the coffee is dried on typical African raised beds, that allow good air circulation
between the beans. Beans are dried to between 11% and 13% and then brought to the Central
Kenya Coffee Mill in Karatina Nyeri