Kagumo AA | Kenya | Filter
We Nitrogen Flush all of our coffee when bagging for an inert shelf stable environment by locking freshness inside for up to 6 weeks prior to opening
Region: Nyeri County
Varietal: SL-28, SL-34, Ruiru 11
Altitude: 1,700 MASL
The Kagumo factory is operated by the Mutira Farmer Cooperative Society, which is the umbrella cooperative overseeing several regional coffee factories including Kagumo, Mutitu, and Kiangundu among others; there are around 4,000 members who are part of the whole society.
Coffees in Kenya are typically traceable to the factory level, where smallholder farmers deliver cherry for sale and processing. Producers deliver their cherry and receive payment based on weight at the market level for the day. After the coffee is received by the F.C.S., it is sorted and processed into lots that are built by quantity, so it is nearly impossible to know which farmers' coffees end up in which particular lot. Because of the very small average farm size, there is typically no way to keep more-detailed records at the factory level, without adding miles of paperwork and delay.This is one of the reasons it is difficult to find highly traceable coffees from Kenya.