KAMAGOGO - filter roast


candy apple/purple grape

Roasted Thursday 5th December 2019

Kamagogo is one of four coffee factories {washing stations} owned by the 3500 members of the Kiru Farmers Cooperative Society {FCS}.

The Kamagogo Coffee Factory was built in the 1970's & processes the coffee from 1000 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 7-15 days.

At the factory there is a demonstration plot where farmers are taught various coffee growing practises throughout the year.

SL28 was bred by Scott Laboratories in 1931 from various coffees from Ethiopia, Sudan & Yemen. SL34 is a mutation of French Mission Bourbon selected by Scott Laboratories in the 30's. 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: Murang'a
  • Farmer: Kiru FCS
  • Altitude: 1800 meters
  • Crop: 2018-19
  • Cultivars: SL28, SL34, Ruiru 11, Batian
  • Processing: Washed & sun-dried
  • Flavour: Candy apple, purple grape

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