Kithungururu - Kenya

€ 13.50

CUP SCORE 90.50 (scaa cup protocol)

Currant / Lime / Rhubarb / Honey

suggested for espresso and filter

 

PLEASE NOTE
We roast to order all coffees on Wednesday and Saturday, dispatching on next working day. Cut-off time is 8am UTC+1

 

Technical detail

Several small farmers   Kenya        
Producer             Country
 
    Embu                 1600 masl
 Region/Zone          Elevation   

 

           Wet                  SL28 & SL34 
Pulping process       Cultivar    

 

    December 14         September 15
     Picked in              Landed in

 

      6000 kg              GrainPro bag
     Lot size                Arrived in
                                     Self-made
   Rubens Gardelli     drum roaster
  Roast profile by    Roasted on

 

 THE STORY BEHIND

The Kithungururu Farmers’ Cooperative Society is located near Kathingari in Embu, Kenya and has 1200 active coffee farmers. The cooperative is well known for paying the producers well above government requirements. In Kenya, coops are required by law to pay a minimum of 80% of the final coffee proceeds to the farmers. Kithungururu exceeds that by paying their members 95%! The proof of this payment is in the exceptional quality in the cup.

Kithungururu was established in 1999 and has five management members. The cooperative has partnered with TechnoServe to assist with agricultural training and support. TechnoServe’s Coffee Initiative “seeks to demonstrate how specialty coffee can transform the lives of East Africa’s coffee-farming families, contribute to strong and growing industry demand, and help fuel the overall growth and development of the region.”

The efficiency and excellence of the cooperative is visible on the walls of their office which contain multiple framed certificates received for awards such as highest farmer payments, production, best management, and cleanest washing station. Kithungururu provides financial assistance to its members through low interest loans and pre-finance during the coffee season. This enables the producers to focus on their production and produce better coffee.