QUALITY SCORE: 90.00
Black currant / Rose Hips / Grapefruit / Honey / Butter
SL28 & SL34
Nov 2018 - Jan 2019
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THE STORY BEHIND
Kamwangi is a washing station—or factory, as they are called in Kenya—that is owned by the New Ngariama Farmer’s Cooperative Society, in the Kirinyaga district. It sits on the slopes of Mt. Kenya in the agriculturally rich Central Province at 1,610 meters above sea level. The cooperative has three washing stations: Kamwangi, Kainumui and Kiamugumo. Kamwangi is the largest of the three and was established in 1982. The washing station has five permanent staff but employs up to 50 people during the harvest. Around 500 members deliver coffee to Kamwangi.
Kirinyaga is famous for its coffee. The credentials of the location are indisputable. It is perhaps not surprising, then, that Kamwangi coffees are also exceptional. The area has deep, well drained and fertile red volcanic soil at altitudes of 1,100+ metres above sea level with around 1,400mm of rainfall annually. Smallholder members of this factory have access to training and technical advice in an effort to increase yields.