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Kenya Gondo Washed (Single Origin Espresso)

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About This Single Origin 


Kenya Gondo Washed
ROAST:  Espresso Roast
REGION: Mathioya

ELEVATION: 1600-1900

VARIETAL: SL28, Batian, Ruiru 11 & K7

CUP: Floral, Preserved plum, Pomegranate

New Kiriti FCS is a three wet mill society named Gondo, Kayu and Kirimahiga. The cooperative society was registered on 14th October, 1998 and the main office is located at Kayu wet mill, Kihoya sub-Location, Kangema District, Murang’a county. The society is about 17 kilometers from Kangema town and 110 km from Nairobi city.

The current total membership of the cooperative is 2,469 active members out of which 900 are female and 1,569 are male. However, Gondo wet mill has 727 active members. The total no. of coffee trees in New Kiriti is 635,920 The Society is managed by seven elected management and 3 supervisory committee members.

Coffee Processing:
Selective hand picking of red ripe cherries is practised by farmers of Gondo wet mill, New Kiriti FCS Ltd. The so harvested cherries are delivered for pulping at the wet mill the same day. After pulping, the pulped beans are fermented for mucilage removal for 16-18 hours thereafter the beans are washed and graded. The parchment is then dried under the sun to a moisture content of 10.5 -11.5%. The dry parchment is then hulled,graded,sorted,bagged and marketed by Sustainable Management Services Ltd either through the Nairobi Coffee Exchange Auction or direct Sale to overseas buyers.
Interestingly, Kenya has two rainfall seasons, short and long. The length of the rainfall season is directly linked to the size of the crop harvest. The average rainfall in this region is 1200-1400mm per year. This high level of rainfall coupled with a high altitude of 1900 MASL makes for great coffee growing conditions.

In the cup we find floral, preserved plum, pomegranate