Kirimahiga AA - Washed - Kenya (Filter Roast)
Operated by a cooperative society of 560 members, Kirimahiga washing station buys cherry from small-holder producers of Muranga county. With fertile red volcanic soil and a cooler climate for Kenya, cherries take longer to ripen, amassing sugar for complexity.
Kenya uses a unique protocol for the basis of its wet processing, known as the ‘double wash’. Ripe cherries are picked and pulped the same day, and fermented in open-air tanks for 24-48 hours, before cleaning through water channels and soaking underwater for 12-72 hours, then spread out to dry.