ABOUT THIS COFFEE
This coffee is harvested in the Sheka Forest (a UNESCO designated Biosphere Reserve) in a shade grown and bird friendly environment. The Estate covers a total of 276 hectares of which 237 hectares is under coffee plantation. In an effort to maintain the local ecology and biodiversity, the Plantation has left 39 hectares under forest and as buffer zone from flowing rivers while the remaining 8 hectares has been set aside for infrastructure.
This coffee is processed using the natural method. The ripe cherries are first harvested by hand and then immediately spread out on drying beds to be gently sun-dried for approximately a months’ time. The fruit surrounding the beans ferments which gives the coffee its intense profile with fruity notes.
Harvesting: September to December
Screen Size: 14-15
Rainfall: 1900 mm of annual rainfall distributed over 9 to 10 months.
Temperature: Ranges from 15⁰C (minimum) to 28⁰C (maximum).
Altitude: 1700 to 2000 meters above sea level
Soil: Deep red, well drained and clay loam fertile
Recycling: The effluents from the washing stations are recycled while the pulp and husks are used as compost and fuel for artificial driers.
This natural processed coffee offers an intense and fruity cup.