Maganjo AA - Washed 1kg (Kenya)

 

Rich chocolate, mixed berries, preserved lemon.

Region: Nyeri
Country: Kenya
Process: 
Washed 
Variety: 
SL28, SL34, Ruiru 11 and Batian
Producer: Rumukia Farmers Cooperative
Altitude: 1,763m

Importer: Olam Coffee

Crop Year: 2021

 

Please note: We roast and package our coffee to order every Monday for postage the following Wednesday. To ensure we get your order in time, please place them before 9am on Monday.

Maganjo AA is a delicious wash processed single lot coffee from the Nyeri region of Central Kenya, packed with the fruity notes we've all come to love from this region. 

After harvesting farmers deliver their coffee to the factory on the same day for sorting and grading. Primary processing involves mechanical pulping of the cherry skins using a 4 disc Aaggard Pulper machine and clean water sourced from the river Ragati. The remaining mesocarp (the mucilage) is removed through a fermentation process to break down the remaining sugars, followed by thorough washing in clean water channels. 

The coffee beans, now washed but still within their husk (parchment) are then dried on raised beds until they have reached a moisture content of 10.5-11%. The parchment must be turned continuously to protect it from hot temperatures and ensure even drying. The dried coffee is then stored in conditioning bins to settle before being transported to the mill for dry processing, whereby the coffee is hulled to remove the parchment, thoroughly sorted by machines and handpicking, and graded by bean size. It is finally bagged in GrainPro for export from the port of Mombasa.

Maganjo Factory was established in 1937 under Mukurwe-ini Farmers’ Cooperative Society (FCS). Since then it was owned by the giant Mathira FCS, before finally breaking off in 1996 with 2 other factories to form Rumukia FCS. The factory processes cherries from 743 registered small-holder farmers, most of whom rely on coffee as a centralsource of income. A central field supervisory committee monitor overall operations and supervise agronomic practices to ensure farmers are getting the most of their crops and maintaining quality along the supply chain.




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