kiwi candy, pineapple, plum
Farmers Cooperative Society: Tekangu
Varietals: SL-28, SL-34, Batian, Ruiru
Process: Double Washed
Altitude: 1800 MASL
From Apex Coffee Imports:
The Tegu factory is part of the Tekangu FCS in central Kenya, an organization that oversees several factories in this area. Tekangu FCS is currently made up of 1200 member farmers, each with around 100 trees. The name Tegu comes from the name of a river nearby that translates to "low place". It was famous for its agricultural production indicating the area around the factory was fertile. During harvest, smallholders deliver ripe cherries to this factory for processing. An initial period of sorting occurs to ensure only the highest quality cherries get depulped and separated for fermentation. After a period of fermentation, the coffees are washed and soaked (second wash) in another tank to develop the recognizable crisp acidity and sparkly characteristics usually found in this coffee. In the final stage, a period of drying occurs where the coffee beans are covered on raised beds and manually rotated every few hours.