KENYA | Karimikui AB - Runget'o Co-op
Avaliable on WEDNESDAY 8/22
Altitude: 1700 MASL
Varietal: SL38, SL34
Often AB's perform better than their AA counterparts on the cupping table. They are slender, sweeter, and more focused in profile. This AB from the Karimikui washing station fits the bill: Tangerine, honey, and cream
Karimikui is part of Runget’o Cooperative Society, together with Kii and Kiangoi factories. All three factories were built in the 70’s, but were initially affiliated with Ngariama Coop, which was liquidated in 1996, forcing factories to form new societies. Nowadays Runget’o gather over 4,300 active farmers, and nearly 45% are female farmers. The management is composed by 7 committee members, 2 for each factory - elected by farmers - and the 7 member, who must be a woman, is rotational between the 3 washing stations.
Karimikui alone has 1,400 registered smallholder farmers and the production in the last 8 years has increased, from 60 MT to an average of 85 MT of clean coffee a year.