Kenya Meru Kiarago Washed
Kiarago Estate was the first visited farm in Kenya during our UN related field trips. The first contact with the coffee trees and green beans was in 2010. We wished to help the producers introduce their coffee to the Nordic market. Transparency trade and transparent pricing was born.
Located in Meru, Tharaka-Nithi County, Kiarago Estate is operated by Njeru Kiarago, Martin Kirimi Moses and Kibaara Kiarago. The farm was inherited from Njeru’s father who was a well respected police officer in the region. The soil is volcanic, deep red and orange. The location of the farm allows the coffee trees to develop spectacular aroma, fruit flavor and complex acidity.
The coffee is handpicked and handsorted on location. Further, the coffee is pulped and fermented in tanks for 24 hours. It is then washed with clean water before it is carefully dried on raised beds until the moisture reaches approximately 11%. The pulper was donated by Coffea Circulor in 2011. Today, the pulper also serves neighboring farms, establising Kiarago Estate as a small community which is enabled to pulp and wash coffee on location. This harvest is arranged by our dear friend Mate Munene and transported privately in a very small quantity.
Farm Kiarago Estate
Altitude 1,750 MASL
Flavor Black currant, Honey
Acidity Lemon, Mid-High
Body Smooth, Mid
TRANSPARENCY TRADE, PRICING AND GRADING DISCLOSURE
Nairobi > Arendal
Remunerated: 8.5 USD/kg
SCAA Score: 90.00
Recommended sales price: 20 USD/kg
(Covers transport of green coffee, customs and import, production and distribution.)