Bold Bean Coffee Roasters
Kenya Kiamugumo AB
A complex cup with notes of raspberry, red currant and orange-cranberry jam complemented by a candied ginger, brown sugar and coconut-macaroon sweetness.
Region : Kirinyaga County
Producer : Small-holder producers, members of the Kiamugumo Coffee Factory
Varietal : SL 28,Ruiru 11,Batian
Elevation : 1700 m
Process: Fully Washed Process
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Background and Location
Kiamugumo coffee factory is part of the New Ngariama Farmer’s Cooperative Society. Current membership stands at 1,500. Kiamugumo factory is situated at Ngariama location, Nyangeni sub-location Kirinyaga County. The factory treats all water in soak pits to ensure no contaminates run into the local waterways, which are a source for drinking water.
Soils and Climate
Kiamugumo factory sits on the slopes of Mount Kenya. Rich volcanic soil, an annual rainfall of almost 1,700m, and the abundance of SL 28 and SL 34 varieties all lend immense quality to the production of coffee in this specific area. In this area of Kenya, smallholders deliver coffee in cherry to washing stations.
Typically the climate ranges from 12 to 25 degrees Celsius year round. Production cycle follows the standard timeframe with main crop harvested October through December/January and fly crop harvested April through June.
After picking, ripe cherry is brought to the factory by smallholder farmers, before it undergoes processing to remove the skin and pulp—known as the wet processing method. The nearest water source is the Kii River.
The waste water is cleaned before being led back into nature, which is common at most mills. After washing, the coffee is dried on typical African raised beds, that allow good air circulation between the beans. Beans are dried to between 11 and 13 % and then brought to the Central Kenya Coffee Mill in Karatina Nyeri county for grading and sorting.
Kiamugumo Coffee factory is run by a factory manager. The permanent staff duties include weighing coffee, selection and grading of coffee, paying farmers and addressing farmers’ complaints.
In line with the rising awareness on the need to conserve the environment, the factory has dug the waste water soak pits away from the water source where the waste water is allowed to soak in back to the soil.
Additionally the society encourages its members to plant trees on their farms.
Kiamugumo has long-term goals to increase coffee production, training seminars, and access to education and sustainable processes for the farmers they work with. They also maintain a demonstration plot that farmers can visit and reference in relation to their own plots.
We roast and ship Monday - Thursday.
Orders received before 10am typically ship same day.