Farm name/Co-op: Karabe Farmers Cooperative
Region: Kirinyaga County, Kenya
Varietal: SL28, SL34
Process: Washed, sun-dried
Elevation: 1850 meters
The Kabare Cooperative Society oversees 11 washing stations in the Kirinyaga district, mainly on the southern slopes of Mount Kenya. With a membership of 12,300 farmers, the coop is managed by 9 elected board members.
The Karani washing station represents about 600 of these small farmers, with a total intake of 450,000 kg of cherry per season. "Karani" is the kikuyu name of the original owners of the farm where this washing station was later built. Coffee is selectively hand-picked, fermented and washed using fresh water from the Ragati river, and meticulously sun-dried on raised beds.
Tasting Notes: Heavy body, with sweet acidity and notes of dried fig + vanilla
Orders received before 12a Thursday will be roasted and fulfilled that day. All orders received after Thursday will be fulfilled the following week. All bags are 12 ounces.