28 Jul '12, 2pm

Kenya is back on the menu!

The Ngunguru washing station is located north of Nairobi, with the Aberdare on one side and Mount Kenya on the other. With deep, fertile soils rich in organic matter and a relatively cool climate with abundant and reliable rainfall, the area is known as the “grand cru” of Kenyan coffees. After arriving at the washing station, the cherry is being sorted, and ripe and underripe cherry is processed separately. The overripes return home with the farmers, who home process them as M’buni - low grade, dried coffee. However, the processing at the washing station is meticulous - pulping, fermentation and washing. Then, the coffee is soaked for up to 24 hours before it is dried on beds - tables with a mesh bottom to allow for air circulation. Spread out and in not too thick layers, the coffee is frequently turned by hand to dry evenly. This particular lot consists of the screening o...

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