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Kaimbu

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 Kenya Kaimbu AA The Kaimbu coffee-milling factory is located in the Kiambu District, which borders just north of Kenya's capital, Nairobi. Situated within the greater Central Province, the Kaimbu association is part of a legacy of world-renowned producing regions. The coffees in these regions grow at a much higher altitude, and temperatures naturally range on the cooler side. In addition, the plants grow in highly fertile, well-drained soil. For coffee shrubs, these factors help produce well-developed seeds, which translates into a palatable and refined cup. Kaimbu AA is characterized by three varietals: SL-28, SL-34, and Ruiru 11. The term ‘SL’ stands...

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Rwanda Coko CO-OP

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Rwanda Coko Cooperative by Dolores Dickson    Coko, a small Rwandan cooperative, understands expanding production is foolish if their quality level drops. They have embraced their unique circumstances, like steam embraces the soft pillows of Uncle Ben. This co-op uses a Colombian washing-station instead of the traditional fermentation process, and their coffee comes from the closely surrounding area. The resulting cup quality is terrific plus some. This situation has allowed Coko to start an independent co-op on a site with little access to water – a situation fit like a glove for their amazing fermentation process.   Coko is a...

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