Kenya Karumandi AB
Farm: Karumandi AB
Growing Altitude: 1,750 MASL
Arabica Variety: SL 28 & SL34
Harvest Period: October–January
Milling Process: Washed
Flavour: Peach, blackberry and red grape
Body: Brown sugar & honey
Cup score: 87
The Karumandi factory was established in 1961 and is located in Kirenyaga County in the Central highlands of Kenya. The factory, which takes its name from the same Kikuyu word for moles since there are said to be many in the region, is a set in the foothills of Mount Kenya, an extinct volcano which has historically contributed to the rich and fertile soils of the region. The average altitude of these smallholdings is approximately 1,750 MASL, a factor which contributes to the fine flavour of the coffee. Coffee varieties used by the farmers are mainly SL28 and SL34. The latter combines the hardy and disease resistant properties of Ruiru 11 with the fine cup of SL28. The Karumandi factory processes coffee using methods typical throughout Kenya.
Why No. 5199 – Its the height of Mount Kenya - the second highest Mountain in Africa.