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Medium bodied cup with bright acidity featuring flavors of citrus, dark chocolate, lemon and lime.

Country Kenya 
Region Embu County
Producer Kivunguru Coffee Estate
Roast Recommendation Light, Medium, or Dark
Growing Altitude

1,700 meters

Variety SL28, Ruiru 11, Batian
Flavor

Dark Chocolate, Brown Sugar, Lemon & Lime

Body Medium
Acidity Bright
Milling Process Washed
Cupping Score 88.5

 

ABOUT THE FARMER

Kivunguru is owned by John James and Eileen Gachewa. The day to day running of the farm is done by Eileen (pictured above). The farm has 4 hectares under coffee and is approximately 1700 meters asl - ideal for coffee cultivation. The soils in the farm are predominantly volcanic; rich in organic matter, free draining and deep in stature. The farm grows SL28, Ruiru 11 and Batian varietals and also rears dairy cows.

Kivunguru Estate has been a member of Volcafe Way since 2017. Kivunguru is located on the south-eastern side of Mt Kenya in Mbeti North, Manyatta Sub County, Embu County. Tea and coffee are the community’s main cash crops.

THE STORY BEHIND THE NAME

In the local dialect of the Aembu people, the biggest ethnic group in Embu County, Kivunguru denotes a large movement corridor for animals. A couple of decades ago, wild game like Buffalo, Antelope, Leopard, Hyena, Topi, and Bushbuck used to migrate from the high forest of Embu during the cold months of June & July, towards the warmer, low-lying zones of Embu County, also known as Mbeere. This migration used to happen annually. The migratory corridor from Njukiri to Mbeere passed right through this farm, so the farmer adopted this word Kivunguru, as the name of the farm, to remind future generations of the glory of the past.

PROCESSING METHOD

The ripening of the cherry is closely monitored and when the time is right the red cherry is hand picked into buckets early in the morning and carried to the wet mill.

The harvested cherries are splayed out on a patio at the wet mill in the afternoon light, with underipes, overipes and any foreign object being removed before the mass of round red cherries are tipped into the hopper above the pulping station.

Clean water (wet processing) from the Kapingazi River is drawn up and poured into the hopper on top of the heaped cherries, funneling them down through a polished chute into the pulping house where the outer fruit is removed between two rotating abrasive slabs. The exposed coffee beans tumble out of the pulper into a channel of water, the floating beans are skimmed off, and the sinking, denser beans pass out through a hole in the bottom spilling into the fermentation tanks were they spend the night.

The next day the coffee is handled to see if the sticky sweet mucilage has broken down, leaving a rough parchment coating, once "the feel" of the coffee meets the wet mill manager's approval, water will be poured into the tanks to thoroughly wash the beans.

Once washed, the sluice gates are lifted allowing the coffee to spill out into the washing channels, in here the coffee slides down the gently sloping tiled channel. Wooden shunts are used to repeatedly push the coffee by hand back to the top of the channel, this repeated action separates the denser beans as the lighter beans will race back to the bottom under the force of the gentle current, whilst the denser higher quality beans will idle there way slowly down.

Sun drying of the parchment coffee on raised tables is done under careful supervision, the parchment coffee is covered up whenever there is sign of rain or the sun's rays are too harsh. The coffee is regularly checked for moisture and once it reaches the 10-12% target level, it will be bagged up for transport to the dry mill.

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Medium bodied cup with bright acidity featuring flavors of citrus, dark chocolate, lemon and lime.

Country Kenya 
Region Embu County
Producer Kivunguru Coffee Estate
Roast Recommendation Light, Medium, or Dark
Growing Altitude

1,700 meters

Variety SL28, Ruiru 11, Batian
Flavor

Dark Chocolate, Brown Sugar, Lemon & Lime

Body Medium
Acidity Bright
Milling Process Washed
Cupping Score 88.5

 

ABOUT THE FARMER

Kivunguru is owned by John James and Eileen Gachewa. The day to day running of the farm is done by Eileen (pictured above). The farm has 4 hectares under coffee and is approximately 1700 meters asl - ideal for coffee cultivation. The soils in the farm are predominantly volcanic; rich in organic matter, free draining and deep in stature. The farm grows SL28, Ruiru 11 and Batian varietals and also rears dairy cows.

Kivunguru Estate has been a member of Volcafe Way since 2017. Kivunguru is located on the south-eastern side of Mt Kenya in Mbeti North, Manyatta Sub County, Embu County. Tea and coffee are the community’s main cash crops.

THE STORY BEHIND THE NAME

In the local dialect of the Aembu people, the biggest ethnic group in Embu County, Kivunguru denotes a large movement corridor for animals. A couple of decades ago, wild game like Buffalo, Antelope, Leopard, Hyena, Topi, and Bushbuck used to migrate from the high forest of Embu during the cold months of June & July, towards the warmer, low-lying zones of Embu County, also known as Mbeere. This migration used to happen annually. The migratory corridor from Njukiri to Mbeere passed right through this farm, so the farmer adopted this word Kivunguru, as the name of the farm, to remind future generations of the glory of the past.

PROCESSING METHOD

The ripening of the cherry is closely monitored and when the time is right the red cherry is hand picked into buckets early in the morning and carried to the wet mill.

The harvested cherries are splayed out on a patio at the wet mill in the afternoon light, with underipes, overipes and any foreign object being removed before the mass of round red cherries are tipped into the hopper above the pulping station.

Clean water (wet processing) from the Kapingazi River is drawn up and poured into the hopper on top of the heaped cherries, funneling them down through a polished chute into the pulping house where the outer fruit is removed between two rotating abrasive slabs. The exposed coffee beans tumble out of the pulper into a channel of water, the floating beans are skimmed off, and the sinking, denser beans pass out through a hole in the bottom spilling into the fermentation tanks were they spend the night.

The next day the coffee is handled to see if the sticky sweet mucilage has broken down, leaving a rough parchment coating, once "the feel" of the coffee meets the wet mill manager's approval, water will be poured into the tanks to thoroughly wash the beans.

Once washed, the sluice gates are lifted allowing the coffee to spill out into the washing channels, in here the coffee slides down the gently sloping tiled channel. Wooden shunts are used to repeatedly push the coffee by hand back to the top of the channel, this repeated action separates the denser beans as the lighter beans will race back to the bottom under the force of the gentle current, whilst the denser higher quality beans will idle there way slowly down.

Sun drying of the parchment coffee on raised tables is done under careful supervision, the parchment coffee is covered up whenever there is sign of rain or the sun's rays are too harsh. The coffee is regularly checked for moisture and once it reaches the 10-12% target level, it will be bagged up for transport to the dry mill.

Shipping
This item ships to   
Delivery

Estimated between  and

Will usually ship within 1 business day.

   

Please allow 10 days for your order to arrive. We source products from all over the world to bring you epic offers and the lowest prices. This means sometimes you have to wait a little longer to get your order but it's always worth it!

Returns are easy, simply contact us for a returns number and send your item to our returns centre for fast processing. We'll get you a replacement or refund in a snap!

Here are 5 more great reasons to buy from us:

   

We Put Our Customers First to us. If it doesn't fit, it breaks, you've changed your mind or for no reason whatsoever simply send it back to us and we'll cheerfully refund you every cent.

Returns are easy, simply contact us for a returns number and send your item to our returns centre for fast processing. We'll get you a replacement or refund in a snap!

In the unlikely event that you find your item cheaper at another online store, just let us know and we'll beat the competitor's pricing hands-down.

We insist that you love everything you buy from us. If you're unhappy for any reason whatsoever, just let us know and we'll bend over backwards to make things right again.

Ordering from Shoptimized is 100% safe and secure so you can rest easy. Your personal details are never shared, sold or rented to anyone either.

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