Kenya Karatu AA Washed SL 34, SL 28 & Ruiru 11


Origin: Kenya
Producer: Karatu Factory
Processing method: Washed
Variety: SL 34, SL 28 & Ruiru 11
Altitude: 1 880 m.a.s.l.
Roast profile: Filter roast

250 g

Product code: P00277

19,20 € incl. VAT
In Stock

This coffee is produced by numerous smallholder farmers and processed at the Karatu Coffee Factory. The Factory is a member of the Gitwe Farmers Cooperative Society (FCS), where factory manager David Kanya ensures that all cooperative members are trained to sort and deliver uniform ripe cherries.

Coffee is not the only crop produced by the farmers - most of them also grow tea, maize, and legumes that later on are sold in the local market. The highlands of Kenya have excellent conditions for agricultural purposes.

The red volcanic soil, well-distributed rainfall, and moderate temperatures are what give Kenyan coffee its unique profile. Most of the coffee varieties grown by the farmers are the SL28 & SL34.  The Ruiru 11 varietal comprises about 1% of all the coffee grown. Although is slowly becoming more widespread in the region due to its resistance to coffee berry disease and coffee leaf rust.

Roastery Five Elephant
Origin Kenya
Processing method Washed
Roast profile Filter roast
Coffee beans/Capsules Coffee beans