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We are so in love with Kamwangi and have been a loyal buyer for eight years now. This year we decided on having both the AA and the PB, this is the AA version meaning the biggest selection of the beans. In Kenya, the process stations, or also called wet mills, are called factories. Kamwangi factory is one of two factories under the cooperative named New Ngariama Cooperative Society located in the region of Kirinyaga in the hills surrounding mount Kenya, with a third factory soon to become operational. This area is less known than its neighbour Nyeri but has surprised us from the beginning with some outstanding and memorable coffees. The New Ngariama Cooperative Society is mainly made up of small farms, each with around 100 trees. In the Gichugu division of the Kirinyaga district where the surrounding farms to Kamwangi are located, the harvest started in early November. The farmers are organized in Cooperative Societies that act as umbrella organizations for Kamwangi and their other cooperative, where the smallholders deliver their coffee cherries for processing freshly every day after picking in a period of about two months, normally delivering about 25-50 kilo by foot or bike for a few kilometres. When arriving at the factory, each producer will sort their cherries manually to separate defect and lower grade since they are paid more in relation to quality.

Bergamot

Hibiscus

Peach

Type

Single Origin

Origin

Gichugu, Kenya

Roast

Light

Species

Arabica

Varieties

Red Catuai, Gayo 1, Gayo 2

Process

Washed

Altitude

1600-1800m

Producer

Ngariama Cooperative Society

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