Kenya AB Barichu Karindundu

Regular price $45.00 Sale

We love the black currant notes of this coffee as a pour-over, we also enjoy it as a flat white or even piccolo where it takes on a caramel undertone

Farm/Cooperative: Barichu FCS
Factory: Karindundu
County: Nyeri
Annual production: 10,000 bags (60kg) Active members of the factory: 400 farmers Altitude: 1700-1800 masl
Soil type: Clay Loam soil
Flowering period: February - March
Harvest period: October December
Average rainfall: 1400mm annual Temperatures: 20.5 C average annual   Certification body: FLO
Varieties: SL 28, SL 34, Batian
Process: Fully washed
Moisture: 10.4%
Density: 67.6 g/ml



Tasting notes: Very sweet with lots of black currant & toffee.

Importers Cup score: 87.5

 

KARINDUNDU is a Kikuyu word meaning, “the wrapped” because of the betrayer who was killed in the area and wrapped with sacks during the Kikuyu and Ukabi wars, on the land issues in the events of migration in the old days. Within the vicinity of the factory, there is the famous open air market and also hotels to cater for visitors.

Washing is done with fresh water from Kirigu stream and then sun dried on raised beds. The drying takes 7-14 days.

The Barichu Farmer’s cooperative society operates a coffee shop, located on the premises which caters to travelers on the highway. The income from the coffee shop allows the society to reduce its overhead thereby increasing he farmers income. The society contributes to the education of children in the region by renting out the extra space on its premises to a primary school and college.