Kenya AA Arabica

Eaagads Estate

Location: Kiambu County, Kenya
Altitude: The altitude ranges from a low of 1,520 to a high of 2,200 metres above sea level.
This coffee growing county in East of Rift Valley lies on the foothills of Aberdare ridge and neighbours Nairobi.
Size: Eaagads Estate is part of Kofinaf Group and has approx. 176 ha.
Traditional varieties SL28 and SL34.
Rainfall: Annual average of approx. 1098mm falling in two distinct wet seasons.
Soils: Soils are red volcanic soils, rich in organic matter.
Harvest: Fly crop - May through July
Main crop - September through December
Processing: disc pulped, fully fermented and washed, sundrying on elevated tables
Production: Approx. 800 bags per annum of AA / AB / PB / C grades (known as the main grades)

 

Githa Estate

Location: Kiambu County, Kenya
Altitude: approx. 1,650 metres a.s.l.
Size: This estate not too far from Nairobi has approx 74 ha.
Traditional varieties are SL28, SL34, to some degree Ruiru 11 and Batian.
Rainfall: Approx. 1,098 mm per annum, with two rainy seasons
Soils: Red volcanic soils which rich organic matter.
Harvest: early crop - June through August (minimal quantity)
late crop - September through December
Processing: disc pulped, fully fermented and washed, sundrying on elevated tables
Production: approx. 750 bags per annum of AA / AB / PB / C grades (known as the main grades)

 

Gititu Factory

Location: Kiambu County, Kenya
This area is lying to the north east of Nairobi, quite close to the city
Altitude: 1,450 to 1,830 metres a.s.l.
Size: Gititu factory is one of 8 wet mills belonging to the Gititu Cooperative Society, which serves approx. 5,171 active coffee farmers and produces a total of almost 540 tons p.a.
Rainfall: Approx. 1050 mm per annum, with two rainy seasons
Soils: volcanic loams, generally acidic, lying on the southern slopes of the Aberdare range
Varieties: Traditional varieties are SL28 and SL34, with small quantities of Ruiru 11
Harvest: early crop - June through august (minimal quantity)
late crop - September through December
Processing: disc pulped, fully fermented and washed, sundrying on elevated tables
smallholders all deliver freshly picked cherry to a central washing station
Production: approx. 1000 bags per annum of AA / AB / PB / C grades (known as the main grades)

 

Iriguini Factory

Location: Murang','a County, Kenya
Altitude: The altitude ranges from a low of 1,340 to a high of 1,950 metres above sea level.
The region lies on the foothills of Aberdare ridge (elevation of 3,720m).
Size: Iriguini factory is part of Marumi Farmers Cooperative Society near Kigumo.
Together, three farms produce around 27,000 kg per annum.
Traditional varieties SL28 and SL34.
Rainfall: Approx. 1,305mm per annum.
Soils: Soils are red volcanic soils, generally acidic.
Harvest: Fly crop - June through August
Main Crop - October through January
Processing: disc pulped, fully fermented and washed, sundrying on elevated tables
smallholders all deliver freshly picked cherry to a central washing station
Production: Approx. 450 bags per annum of AA / AB / PB / C grades (known as the main grades)

 

Kalua Factory

Location: Machakos County, Kenya
This area is located south east of Nairobi
Altitude: Altitude ranges from 1,530 up to 1,800 metres above sea level.
Size: Kalua Factory is a wet mill belonging to the New Mitabori Cooperative Society which consists of some 2,963 active coffee growers and produces approx. 240 tons of clean coffee p.a.
Rainfall: Annual average of approx. 937mm falling in two rainy seasons.
Soils: Soils in this area are diverse, ranging from volcanic grey loam to red volcanic soils.
Varieties: Traditional varieties SL28, SL34, with small quantities of Ruiru 11
Harvest: Early crop June through august
Late crop October through December
Processing: disc pulped, fully fermented and washed, sundrying on elevated tables
smallholders all deliver freshly picked cherry to a central washing station
Production: approx. 600 bags per annum of AA / AB / PB / C grades (known as the main grades)

 

Kigutha Estate

Location: Kiambu County, Kenya
This area is lying to the north east of Nairobi, quite close to the city
Altitude: 1,700 metres a.s.l.
Size: traditional varieties SL28 and SL 34
Rainfall: approx. 1,000 mm per annum, with two rainy seasons
supplemented with irrigation
Soils: volcanic loams, generally acidic
Harvest: early crop - June through August (minimal quantity)
late crop - September through December
Processing: disc pulped, fully fermented and washed, sundrying on elevated tables
Production: approx. 300 bags per annum of AA / AB / PB / C grades (known as the main grades)

 

Kivanga Factory

Location: Kiambu County, Kenya
Altitude: between 1,500 and 1,700 metres a.s.l.
Size: Traditional varieties SL28 and SL34
Smallholders typically have 1 acre plots with approx. 150 trees each
This factory serves approx. 350 farmers
Rainfall: Annual average of approx. 1,100 mm falling in two distinct wet seasons.
Soils: Soils are red volcanic soils, rich in organic matter.
Harvest: Early crop - June through August (minimal quantity)
Late crop - September through December
Processing: disc pulped, fully fermented and washed, sundrying on elevated tables
Production: approx. 320 bags of AA / AB / PB / C grades (known as the main grades)

 

Makuyuni Factory

Location: Machakos County, Kenya This area is located south east of Nairobi
Altitude: Altitute ranges from approx. 1,510 to 1,750 metres above sea level.
Size: Makutuni factory is a stand alone Cooperative Society serving some 996 smallholder farmers producing approx. 107 tons of clean coffee p.a.
Rainfall: Annual average of approx. 918 mm.
Soils: Volcanic loams, rich in organic matter.
Varieties: Traditional varieties are SL28 and SL34.
Harvest: Main crop - June through august
late crop - October through December (minimal quantity)
Processing: disc pulped, fully fermented and washed, sundrying on elevated tables
smallholders all deliver freshly picked cherry to a central washing station
Production: approx. 1,200 bags per annum of AA / AB / PB / C grades (known as the main grades)

 

Mbumi Estate

Location: Kiambu County, Kenya
located on the southern slopes of the Aberdare range
Altitude: 1,500 - 1,700 metres a.s.l.
Rainfall: Approx. 1000 mm per annum, with two rainy seasons
Soils: Volcanic red loams, generally acidic
Harvest: fly crop - May to July (minimal quantity)
main crop - September through December
Varieties: Traditional varieties - SL28 and SL34 
Processing: Disc pulped, fully fermented and washed, sundried on elevated drying tables
Consolidated parchment volumes are then delivered to Dry Mills and  hulled, graded according to size and density, and warehoused
Production: approx. 300 bags per annum of AA / AB / PB / C grades (known as the main grades)

 

Rianjagi Factory

Location: Embu County, Kenya
Altitude: The altitude ranges from a low of 1,600 to a high of 2,000 metres above sea level.
Size: Rianjagi Facrory is a stand alone Society with some 1,620 active coffee farmers located on the southern slopes of Mt. Kenya
Traditional varieties SL28 and SL34
Rainfall: Annual average of approx. 1000mm falling in two distinct wet seasons.
Soils: Soils are red volcanic soils, rich in organic matter.
Harvest: Fly crop - June through August (small)
Main crop - September through December
Processing: disc pulped, fully fermented and washed, sundrying on elevated tables
Production: Approx. 1,100 bags per annum of AA / AB / PB / C grades (known as the main grades)

 

Tatu Estate

Location: Kiambu County, Kenya
located between the rivers Kamiti and Mukuyu, Northeast of Nairobi
Altitude: 1,450 to 1,550 metres a.s.l.
Rainfall: Approx. 1,050 mm per annum, with two rainy seasons
supplemented by irrigation
Soils: volcanic loams, generally acidic
Varieties: Traditional varieties are SL28 and SL34, with small quantities of Ruiru 11
Harvest: early crop - June through August (minimal quantity)
main crop - September through December
Processing: disc pulped, fully fermented and washed, sundrying on elevated tables
Consolidated parchment volumes are then delivered to Dry Mills and hulled, graded according to size and density, and warehoused
Production: approx. 1,000 bags per annum of AA / AB / PB / C grades (known as the main grades)

 

Thithi Factory

Location: Muranga County, Kenya
Altitude: The altitude ranges from a low of 1,600 to a high of 1,850 metres above sea level.
This area lies on the southern slopes of the Aberdare range
Size: Thithi factory is a stand alone Society serving approx. 450 active coffee farmers who have on average 150 trees each
Traditional varieties SL28 and SL34
Rainfall: Annual average of approx. 1200mm falling in two distinct wet seasons.
Soils: Soils are red volcanic soils, rich in organic matter.
Harvest: Fly crop - June through August
Main crop - September through December
Processing: disc pulped, fully fermented and washed, sundrying on elevated tables
Production: Approx. 280 bags per annum of AA / AB / PB / C grades (known as the main grades)

 

Windrush Estate

Location: Kiambu County, Kenya.
Altitude: The altitude ranges from a low of 1,520 to a high of 2,200 metres above sea level.
This coffee growing county in East of Rift Valley lies on the foothills of Aberdare ridge and neighbours Nairobi.
Size: This estate has approx. 199 ha.
Varieties are mostly SL28 and SL34 and to some degree Ruiru 11 and Batian.
Rainfall: Annual average of approx. 1098mm falling in two distinct wet seasons.
Soils: Soils are red volcanic soils, rich in organic matter.
Harvest: Fly crop - May through July
Main crop - September through December
Processing: disc pulped, fully fermented and washed, sundrying on elevated tables
Production: Approx. 1000 bags per annum of AA / AB / PB / C grades (known as the main grades)