Mahiga AA - Filter

$25.00

ORIGIN: MUMWE, NYERI, KENYA
VARIETY:SL28, SL34, RUIRU 11, BATIAN
PROCESS: DOUBLE WASHED
NOTES: RHUBARB, GRAPEFRUIT, LIMA ZEST

The Kenyan coffee industry is dominated by a co-operative system of production. Many small holder farmers  collect their harvest and bring them to a central  mill close to their farm to have their coffee processed. The Mahiga Factory has 400 members that bring  their cherry to be processed there.

There is a generous supply of fresh water in the central growing regions of Kenya, which has historically  allowed factories to process their coffees as a ‘double wash’. This process requires factories to wash, soak and then wash their coffees again with entirely fresh, clean river water. Conversation is  creeping into the discussion in certain drier places where water supplies have been effected by climate  change about the sustainability of this process. But, for the most part Kenya continues to thoroughly wash  and soak its coffee according to tradition.