Kenya Kii AB | Filter
Kenya Kii AB | Filter
Kenya Kii AB | Filter
Williams & Johnson Coffee Co.

Kenya Kii AB | Filter

Regular price £11.10 £0.00 Unit price per
Tax included.

Tasting notes:

Lime, black tea, peach

Origin:

Kenya, Kirinyaga East District

Processing:

Wet processed & sun dried

Altitude:

1,310 to 1,900 metres above sea level

Varietals:

SL 28, SL 34

Owner:

1,200 smallholder farmers

 

Details:

This AB lot was collectively grown by smallholder producers belonging to the Rung’eto Farmers Cooperative Society (FCS). Established in 1976, the FCS currently represents up to 1,214 small-scale farmers, all with coffee plots of under 0.5 hectares on average. Farmers in this region first planted coffee in 1953, and since then, coffee has become a primary cash crop in the area. The Kii Factory is one of three wet mills owned and operated by the Rung’eto FCS and was constructed in 1995. These farms overlook the famous elephant migration route that connects Aberdare and Mt. Kenya Forest. Along with elephants, there are many other wild animals such as buffaloes, antelopes and monkeys in the area. These, as well as many others, often find their way onto the farms to graze on the grassland or chew on the sweet coffee cherries. The producers, despite their small size, pay stringent attention to cultivation methods and regularly apply compost and farmyard manure to ensure soil fertility. Inorganic fertilisers are applied less frequently, though they are often necessary throughout the year.


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