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Hundred House Coffee, Kirura, Kenya - 227g

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FARM: Kirura
REGION: Kiambu County
SL28, SL34, Ruiru 11

Kirura is located in Kiambu County on the slopes of the Aberdare Ranges right outside Nairobi, Kenya’s capital city. It is one of the few old stations remaining in Kiambu as many have given up their land to real estate developers since Kiambu has been branded a dormitory zone to the overstretched Nairobi County. 

Being on the slopes of the Aberdare, Kiambu is rich in red volcanic soils, especially within the region around Komothai. The climate is warm and temperate with an annual rainfall of 681mm and temperatures of around 18 degrees Celsius. The rainfall in Kiambu is significant with precipitation even in the driest month. The high altitudes of around 1800 masl in combination with the temperatures and rainfall offer ideal conditions for coffee growing.

Farmers selectively handpick ripe cherries and deliver them to Kirura station. At the station, the cherry clerk oversees sorting accepting only red ripe cherry. Cherry is pulped and fermented for around 16-24 hours, no soaking is done. Coffee is then washed in clean water then laid to dry on raised beds. Frequent raking of parchment is done to ensure even drying. Drying parchment is covered during the hottest time of the day to maintain slow even drying and at night to shelter parchment from moisture. It takes approximately 14-20 days for parchment to dry.