KIANDU AB - kenya 150gr
His Majesty The Coffee
Farm: Kiandu Factory
Arabica Variety: SL28, SL34, Ruiru 11
Altitude: 1700 masl
Processing: fully washed and dried on raised beds
Tasting notes: tangerine - blackberry - golden syrup
suggested for: espresso
The Kiandu Coffee Factory is part of the Mutheka Coffee Farmer’s Society, consisting of almost 6,000 active members. After picking, ripe cherry is brought to the factory by smallholder farmers, before it undergoes processing to remove the skin and pulp.
The factory is using a Mc Kinnon three disc pulper to remove the skin and fruit from the inner parchment layer that is protecting the green coffee bean, before coffee undergoes a dry fermentation to break down the mucilage sticking to the parchment, staying in the fermentation tanks for 18 to 24 hours. Then, coffee travels through washing channels to insure all fruit is removed and goes through one final overnight soak before being spread out on raised drying tables. Time on the drying tables depends on climate and ambient temperature, it can take from 7 to 15 days in total.