Grown on the slopes of Mt. Kenya, this peaberry lot opens with a range enticing floral aromas - think jasmine, honeysuckle and everything in between. On the palate there are juicy cranberry and red grape flavours, with a clean, fresh acidity.
Producer VARIOUS SMALLHOLDERS
Varieties SL28, SL34, RUIRU 11
Altitude 1400-1600 MASL
The Kagumo mill in the Tetu Division of Central Kenya is part of the Aguthi Farmers Coop Society, which has some 4000 members split across Kagumo and three other mills. The 1200 members that deliver to Kagumo pick ripe cherries in the morning and deliver for processing in the afternoon. The producers are smallholders with an average of one acre (around 300 trees) each, many farms dating back to the 1950’s when coffee started being actively planted for commercial purposes. Located on the highly productive western slopes of Mt Kenya, the members produce around 200,000kg of coffee cherries each year and have it dry milled at the Kofinaf mill in Nairobi before it is sold at auction, ensuring high prices for their best lots.