The Runtego cooperative, in addition to working with coffee, collects more than 120,000 liters of milk in its own factory.
SL 28, SL34, Batian
Taste profile: coffee with a bright complex and juicy acidity, medium rounded silky body, red currant, barberry and citrus in the bouquet.
Packing options: 250 grams, 1 kilogram and in drip bags. We can send coffee beans or ground coffee for any brewing method, just tick the "Grind" box and select the grinding size for your brewing method.
Coffee in Kenya is grown both on large plantations and on small farms. Smallholder farmers are members of cooperatives and donate their crops to cooperative-owned processing stations. The main commercial interest for buyers is Central Kenya, as well as areas in the west of the country. Among the main coffee-producing regions are Nieri, Kirinaga, Muranga, Embu and a number of others. Depending on the region, coffee is grown at an altitude of 1200 to 2200 meters above sea level. Harvest time: October - December (main), June - August (fly crop). The main varieties of Arabica: SL28, SL34, Ruiru11, Batian, K7.
The Kii processing station is owned by the Rungeto cooperative located in the Kirinyaga region. 850 farmers bring berries to the station. The Kii Processing Station became part of the Rungeto Cooperative in 1997 following the liquidation of the Ngiriama Cooperative. The Rungeto Cooperative also operates a dairy plant, collects over 120,000 liters of milk per month and is a supplier to one of Kenya's largest dairy companies. This helps farmers diversify their income base. In addition, the Fairtrade co-op has opened a petrol station. The farms are located at an altitude of 1600 - 1800 meters above sea level, the type of soil is loamy, the average temperature during the year is 20 ˚С, the average rainfall is 1400 mm. Before sending the berries for depulpation, they are manually sorted out, then washed in pools with water, from where all floating berries are removed. Fermentation lasts overnight, after which the grain is washed and sorted into grades P1, P2, P3 and P light. Drying on African beds takes 8 to 14 days.
Exporter -Ibero Kenya Limited, part of the Neumann Kaffee Gruppe. The export company Ibero Kenya was founded on July 9, 1964, half a year after Kenya gained independence; she is the oldest member of the NKG. In addition to the export company, NKG East Africa also includes a dry mill (NKG coffee Mills Kenya Ltd.), which removes parchment from the coffee, grades by size and density, and prepares bags for export; and Tropical Farm Managment Kenya Ltd., which supports cooperatives and farmers and sells coffee on the domestic market. The support consists in carrying out all kinds of training programs on agricultural practices, environmental protection, assistance in accounting and administration.