Kenya – Kirinyaga

(4 customer reviews)


The Collector

Light – City


SKU: COL-SB Category:


From the rich volcanic slopes of Mount Kenya, the Karumandi factory has been consistently turning out some of Kenya’s best lots since 1961. Allegedly the Karumandi factory was named after the moles inhabiting the area. The Karumandi factory is one of 12 factories managed by the Baragwi Farmer’s Cooperative Society, which has been in operation since 1953. Baragwi FCS also funds the Mount Kenya Project, which aids local women in developing small businesses. Individual farmers typically harvest from around 250 coffee trees on half-acre plots and deliver cherry to the factory. At the factory only the ripest cherries are delivered, and additional hand sorting and floating is done to remove less dense and damaged beans before the coffee is depulped, fermented and washed. After the coffee is washed, it’s soaked in fresh water for long periods of time to solidify the hallmark Kenyan profiles. The coffee is dried over a period of two weeks on raised beds, which are carefully constructed to ensure proper air circulation and temperature control for optimal drying. When the coffee is milled for export, the green beans are sorted by screen size and graded according to size and shape.


Region: Kirinyaga County, Kenya
Altitude: 1130 – 1900 MASL
Harvest: October – December

Coffee farmers organized around the Karumandi Factory

SL28, SL34, Ruiru 11, and Batian

Fully washed and dried on raised beds

FLAVOR Lemon, brown sugar, blackberry
BODY Light

Light – City

Additional information

Weight N/A

4 reviews for Kenya – Kirinyaga

  1. keith.a.schaal (verified owner)

    We loved this coffee. It had intense flavor without being bitter.

  2. Vinh Le (verified owner)

    Please please make this into a subscription coffee as I would be your first customer 🙂 buying it bi-monthly 🙂 i love this coffee it’s light roast and fruity taste brings me to so many beautiful places 🙂

  3. Nicholas Brown (verified owner)

    I mean it’s blueberry. Blueberry, so hot right now!

    Modest just continues to knock it right out of the park. If you’re a mild coffee fan buy 2. You’ll thank yourself later!

    Thanks for the abundant trips to flavor country!

  4. Evan MacDonald (verified owner)

    Wow. Just wow. Almost punches you in the face with blueberry and plum flavors.

Only logged in customers who have purchased this product may leave a review.