Kiambu County is located in the central highlands of Kenya in the former Central Province. Komothai F.C.S. is made up of 13 coffee ‘factories’, with this lot specifically produced by the Kirura factory. While the whole Komothai Co-operative is almost 10,000 members strong, Kirura itself has 469 active producer members delivering cherry.
Being part of the F.C.S. has it’s benefits. At Komothai, the members are free to choose at which factory they will deliver their coffee. The goal of the society is to empower the new generation, with most of the factory managers between 25-35 years old.
Once delivered, the cherries are sorted at the mill before being pulped. The parchment is then fermented overnight, before being washed and graded. It is then subsequently dried on the drying tables for 8-14 days. In contrary to most other FCS, Komothai does not soak the parchment after washing.
With so many smallholders delivering cherry, factory management and grading is key to maintaining quality throughout. Excellent management and quality cherry is reflected in the cup as a testament to Kirura’s efforts. We are proud to present this lot and to give recognition to Kirura as a small but important part of the Komothai and Kenyan coffee chain.
REGION: KIAMBU COUNTY
ELEVATION: 1700 - 1800MVARIETAL: SL28, SL34, BATIAN, RUIRU 11
CUP: BLACKBERRY, PLUM, SWEET CHERRY TOMATO, CITRUS