About this Espresso Single Origin Coffee
This is our first year buying from the Baragwi Coffee Society, the largest in Kenya.
It was first registered in 1953 and now represents 12 washing stations encompassing 15,000 members. Nyanja is one of those washing stations.
Many washing stations in Kenya use concrete in their washing channels which is porous and can be hard to clean. One factor which separates Baragwi is the use of ceramic tiles which promotes higher quality and more consistent flavour profile.
Farm history and background
The Baragwi FCS is the biggest society in Kenya. Today, they operate 12 washing stations and have over 15,000 members. Having implemented all the same processing methods on all the factories makes them having excellent quality. All the factories are equipped with tiles on the washing channels. Moreover, the are replacing the wooden drying tables with more efficient metal ones.
Farm / Estate Processing Techniques
The cherries are sorted before being pulped. The parchment is then fermented overnight, before being washed and graded into P1, P2, P3, P lights and pods. After that, it is dried on the drying tables for 8-14 days.
Environmental/ Sustainability, Social/Community Development
The factory managers of the Baragwi FCS work for a different factory every two years. This enables them to share knowledge and to ensure consistent quality throughout the society.