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Deep and juicy
Currants, blackberry and vanilla
Country & Region Nyeri, Kenya
Variety SL28, SL34, Ruiru 11, Batian
Ichuga is a washing station (or factory, as they are called in Kenya) located near Mt. Kenya National Park, in the Karatina Municipality of Kenya’s Nyeri County. It is one of four active washing stations – along with its sister factories, Kiangundo, Gachuiro and Kiamaina – owned by the Kiama Coffee Farmers’ Cooperative Society (FCS).
Ichuga receives coffee cherries from 703 farmers of the cooperative’s members who grow coffee trees on nearby farms, located at around 1,700 meters above sea level. Once harvested, coffee cherries are delivered to Ichuga, where they are processed and dried under the management of Stephen Kinyua, ahead of being transported to Nairobi for sale.
Kiama FCS was formed in 2005 when two existing cooperatives merged into one. Most of their 2,100 farmer members inherited their farms from their parents who were members of those cooperatives. Kiama now owns four washing stations in Nyeri (Gachuiro, Kiangundo, Ichuga and Kiamaina), along with a cherry collection point, Inwagi. Kiama FCS supports its farmer members by offering pre-harvest financing, allowing them to plan and invest in the upcoming crop. They also buy inputs in bulk and distribute them to members at a lower cost than otherwise possible.
Dose 15g | 250g at 94°C | 2:45
Further Processing information**
Pulped, sorted then dry fermented for 20-24 hours before washing
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Farm gate Price paid to producer exclusive of all other costs
FOB (Free on board) The cost of transporting the coffee to port and loading onto the ship.
*All prices are in USD/lb at time of purchase.
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We roast on Monday and pack orders on Tuesday. Orders are shipped any day if stock is available. If your order is placed after 7am Monday we cannot guarantee that we will have stock available. In this case, the coffee will be sent the following Tuesday.
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