KAMWANGI - filter roast



Roasted Friday 1st July 2022 

Kamwangi is one of two coffee factories {washing stations} owned by the members of the New Ngariama Farmers Cooperative Society {FCS}.

The Kamwangi Coffee Factory was built in the 1983 & processes the coffee from 1500 co-op members. The average farm size is 1/2 an acre with around 300 coffee trees.

Coffee cherries are selectively hand picked & taken to the coffee factory the same day. There they are sorted for any over or under ripe cherries, de-pulped, fermented, washed & sun-dried on raised beds for 12-20 days with a cover placed over the beans in the middle of the day & at night.

SL28 was developed by Scott Laboratories in 1931 from various coffees from Ethiopia, Sudan & Yemen. Ruiru 11 was developed at the Coffee Research Station in 1985 to be resistant to coffee leaf rust & coffee berry disease. Batian was also developed at the Coffee Research Station for disease resistance & released in 2010.

  • Origin: Kenya
  • Region: Kirinyaga
  • Farmer: New Ngariama FCS
  • Altitude: 1100-1800 meters
  • Crop: 2020-21
  • Cultivars: SL28, Ruiru 11, Batian
  • Processing: Washed & sun-dried
  • Flavour: Blackberry, passionfruit