Region: Karatina, Nyeri
Producer: Gakuyu farmers cooperative
Arabica Variety: SL-28, SL-34
Altitude: 1700 masl
Tasting notes: tomato – lemon – plum compote
Suggested for: filter
Kirigu washing station is part of the Gakuyu Farmers’ Cooperative Society and is located near the town of Karatina in Nyeri county. The cherry that is brought to the Kirigu wet mill is pulped and fermented the same day and after 36 to 48 hours of fermentation, the coffee is moved to soaking tanks.
Once the coffee has been soaked it’s moved to the shaded, skin drying area where the coffee is pre-dried to wick away the water covering the beans and allow the coffee to rest and dry slowly before a more intense period of sun drying. After 24 hours of shade drying, the coffee is moved to drying beds in full sun where it dries for between 10 and 15 days.