Karimikui washing station is situated in Kirinyaga county on the southern highlands of Mt Kenya, where the red volcanic soil and good rainfall distribution provide a conducive environment for growing the coffee. The factory was built in 1966.Karimikui is part of the Rung'eto Cooperative society together with Kii and Kiangoi. The factory has 2200 active members whose land average is 0.1 hectares. The predominant variety within the region is SL28, SL34 and Batian. These small scale farms lie in Gituba and Kithure villages that are within an altitude of 1600 to 1700m above the sea level. Most of these farmers grow tea as well within the same farms and also keep livestock that produce milk and eggs for subsistence use, the organic manure from the livestock is used in the coffee farms.The farmers pick the ripe coffee berries and deliver to the factory for pulping upon which it is processed using the dry fermentation for 24 hours in an enclosed shade. Thereafter, the coffee is fully washed with fresh water that is tapped from inside the Mt Kenya forest. The coffee is then dried on raised beds.
Producer: Karimikui Washing Station
Region: Kirinyaga County
Varieties: SL28 / SL34
Flavor Notes: Lemon, Apple, Grape
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