Variety: SL28 & 34
Altitude: 1700 masl
The Kagumoini Washing Station, locally referred to as a factory, is situated in Muranga County and operates under the management of the Kamacharia Farmers Cooperative Society. The cooperative was established in 1993 following the merger of two previous cooperatives in the region. Currently, the washing station serves a community of 1,384 active members who bring their coffee cherries from small farms to the wetmill for processing.
The coffee from Kagumoini Washing Station undergoes a fully washed processing method, which involves the complete removal of the outer skin and pulp during the washing and depulping stages. After the cherries are pulped, they are placed in tanks for fermentation overnight. Subsequently, the coffee undergoes another soaking process before being carefully dried on raised beds.
The lot comprises various notable varietals, including SL28, Ruiru 11, and a small portion of Batian. These varietals are recognized for their resilience against drought and diseases. The coffee plants thrive in deep, well-drained red volcanic soil, creating an optimal growing environment at an elevation of approximately 1750 meters above sea level.
Through the combined efforts of the Kamacharia Farmers Cooperative Society and the Kagumoini Washing Station, this coffee lot represents the dedication to quality and the unique characteristics of the region's soil and varietals.