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Juicy, tropical and floral. Notes of sweet lime, stonefruit and black tea. 

Kanja Coffee Factory (wet mill) lies at an altitude of 1,600 meters above sea level on the  slopes of Mt. Kenya in the agriculturally rich Central Province.  This progressive coffee factory started to operate in 1979, and today has 1,100 producing members who live in the surrounding villages of Kanja, Mbogori and Irangi.

These producers are very small, owning on average 130 – 200 coffee trees, that they grow alongside other crops such as macadamia, potatoes, maize, beans and tea.

After being carefully hand picked, the ripe cherry is brought to the factory by small-holder farmers, where it is weighed and then processed using the washed processing method. The coffee is pulped using a disc pulper with three sets of discs to remove the skin and fruit from the inner parchment layer that protects the green coffee bean. Waste water used in the processing is discarded in soaking pits, and is also recirculated for conservation. After pulping, the coffee is fermented overnight to break down the sugars, before it is cleaned and soaked for a further 24 hours. This process increases the proteins and amino acids, which in turn heightens the complexity of the acidity and clarity in the cup. After soaking, the coffee is spread out on the raised drying tables. Time on the drying tables depends on climate, ambient temperature and volumes under processing, and can take from 7 to 15 days in total.


Variety SL-28, Ruiru 11
Process Fully washed
Altitude 1,600 metres above sea level

Kiamwenja, Embu.

Producer 1,100 smallholder farmers

Our policy lasts 30 days. If 30 days have gone by since your purchase, unfortunately we can’t offer you a refund or exchange.

If you are unhappy with your purchase for any reason, you must contact us either by email info@loadedroasters.com.au or telephone (08) 6262 2587 within 30 days of purchase. If we are satisfied with your explanation, we will either issue you a refund or a replacement.

To be eligible for a return, your item/s must have been purchased from our online store or direct from our warehouse at Unit 3/2 Loch Street Nedlands, WA.

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