Kenya Ichamama PB (250g)
Nuanced, richly sweet, spice-toned. Mulberry, mint, baking spices, hop flowers, toffee, blackberry in aroma and in cup. Sweet-savory structure with juicy, vibrant acidity, lush and syrupy mouthfeel. The finish is long and resonant, centered around toffee and baking spices, orange and lime
REGION: Nyery County
The coffee is wet processed, where the fully ripe cherries are pulped, fermented for 12 - 48 hours (depending on climatic conditions), washed and then dried slowly over 2 - 3 weeks on raised African beds until the moisture content is reduced to 10-12%. The coffee is then processed at Othaya dry mill where it is rested in parchment for 3 weeks before being hulled, cleaned and graded by bean size. Finally, the coffee is carefully handpicked before being bagged in GrainPro for export from Mombasa.
Ichamama wetmill is situated between two rivers: Rwarai and Chinga River that both originate from The Aberdare Ranges. Nyeri County has cool temperatures and fertile central highlands, lying between the Eastern base of the Aberdare (Nyandarua) Range, which forms part of the Eastern end of the Great Rift Valley, and the Western slopes of Mt. Kenya. Nyeri town (county headquarters) acts as a destination for those visiting Aberdare National Park and Mt. Kenya. The combination of fertile soil, seasonal rainfall and high altitude provide the ideal climate for coffees characterised by high acidity, full body and ripe fruit flavours. Most coffees from Nyeri develop and mature slowly producing extra hard beans. This quality is also evident in the cup.
Ichamama PB arrived to our hands from the company Olam Specialty coffees. Olam coffees is a sourcing company focusing solely on high quality green coffees. They do the groundwork to identify, improve, select, and import the best coffees from the most interesting origins. Every coffee they buy or forward to a client is selected based on the cup profile. They believe that transparency through the chain and premiums going back to the producers is the only way to achieve the best collaboration. Collaboration with olam started 2 years ago and many of our coffees are based to their quality of transparency.
TERROIR:Nyery County, Central
ARRIVED IN:60 kg Bags
VARIETIES:SL28/34, Batian, Ruiru11
FLAVOR:Blackberry, Mint, Orange
Othaya Farmers’ Co-operative Society Limited is situated about 150km north of Kenya’s capital of Nairobi in Othaya Town, Nyeri County. The Society was registered in 1956 as a coffee marketing society with an initial membership of 250 farmers. Currently, the Society has 19 factories with a total membership of 15,000 small scale farmers. It has 13 management and 3 supervisory committee members. The Society has coffee nurseries for coffee seedlings, 19 coffee factories/wet mills and store outlets in each of the wet mills for provision of farm inputs. The Society also has a dry mill that serves the 19 coffee factories through finance raised by selling shares to the members.
Kenya promises an exceptional coffee as usual. A fully washed coffee from Ichamama Wetmill farmers Nyery county, Central Kenya. The grade of the coffee is PB.
The harvest is between October and January and the soil is red volcanic.
Over 920 farmers brought their cherries. Farm size in total is 310 hectares and over 700 farms helped to conclude in this result.
This coffee has a certification of Fair-Trade Coffee.