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Introduction of coffee producing areas in Kenya

Published: 2024-06-25 Author:
Last Updated: 2024/06/25, Kenya, located in eastern Africa, is a tropical region across the central part of the country by the equator. there are two harvest seasons in a year, from October to December and from June to August. With an average annual rainfall of 90-1200 mm, the high elevations in the mountains of Kenya provide the best environment for coffee to grow. Kenya to SL

Kenya, located in eastern Africa, is a tropical region across the central part of the country by the equator. there are two harvest seasons in a year, from October to December and from June to August. With an average annual rainfall of 90-1200 mm, the high elevations in the mountains of Kenya provide the best environment for coffee to grow. Kenya has attracted the attention of the boutique coffee industry with SL beans, in which the distinct and complex sour aroma of berries and the sweetness of sugarcane are impressive.

Kenya grading

Kenya's grading is based on the size and quality of coffee beans as indicators, there are clear rules on the size of coffee beans. Divided into AA+, AA, AB, PB, C, E, TT, T. The common grades on the market are AA, AB and PB.

Kenyan producing area

Kenya has a large number of producing areas, a total of 14 producing areas are Bangma Bungoma, Embu Embu, Kiambu Kiambu, Kirinyaga Kirinyaga, Kisi Kisii, Machakos Machakos, Meru Menu, Elgon Mt.Elgon, Mulanga Murang'a, Nakuru Nakuru, Neri Nyeri, Sika Thika, Tita Vita Taita Taveta, Transn-Enzoya Trans-Nzoia. Among them, it is most famous for Mianli, Kirinia, Mulanga and Kiribu.

Nyeri (Neary)

Located in central Kenya, it is home to the extinct volcano Mount Kenya. 1200 meters above sea level, the terrain here is high and the land is fertile, so the industrial facilities in this area are also very developed.

Kirinia (Kirinyaga)

Close to the Neri producing area, 1300 to 1900 meters above sea level, it is recognized as the two best producing areas in Kenya. Most of the producers in this area are small-scale coffee farmers. after joining the cooperative, the cooperative provides a washing plant, and the coffee farmer sends the coffee fruit to the cooperative's processing plant for processing.

Mulanga (Murang'a)

Belonging to the Central Province, it is also a producing area that benefits from volcanic soil, ranging from 1350 to 1950 meters above sea level. There are about 100000 coffee farmers in this area, with more small coffee farmers than manors.

Giambu (Kiambu)

A growing area in central Kenya, dominated by large coffee estates. The altitude is about 1500-2200. Coffee from this area is usually named after its origin, such as Sika, Ruiru and Limuru. Among them, Qianjie Coffee has coffee beans from Asali Asalia AA TOP from Sika.

This Assalia coffee bean variety is SL28, which is treated with Kenyan delicate 72-hour washing (K72). The palate has flavors of virgin fruit and black plum, with bright acidity and clean taste, with sweet yellow sugar and green tea on the finish.

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