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KENYA | ICHAMAMA AA WASHED | LIGHT ROAST

KENYA | ICHAMAMA AA WASHED | LIGHT ROAST

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  • COUNTRY: KENYA
    REGION: NYERI COUNTY, CENTRAL KENYA
    FARMS: 780 SMALLHOLDER PRODUCERS
    PRODUCERS: OTHAYA FARMER'S CO-OP SOCIETY
    ELEVATION: 1740 m.a.s.l.
    VARIETAL: SL28 & SL34
    PROCESS: WASHED
    IMPORTER: PROJECT ORIGIN
  • CUPPING NOTES:
    BLACKBERRY
    RUBY RED GRAPEFRUIT
    DARK CHERRY

  • LIGHT ROAST
    FOR FILTER COFFEE AND BATCH BREW


ABOUT THE COFFEE / REGION 

The Ichamama wet mill processes coffee grown in the rich, fertile lands of Nyeri County. The red volcanic soils in this famous coffee growing region result in thick and sweet fruit, which ultimately gives the vibrant flavours of Kenya that the world over has quickly grown to love and demand.

This wet mill is located north of the country’s capital, and not too far from the base of Mount Kenya, near the town of Othaya, but the cherries come from farmers all across the Othaya region who are part of the Othaya Farmer’s Co-operative Society.
Coffee cherries come from over 780 smallholder farmers, of which over 270 are women.

The average temperature in the area ranges 13-26ºC, making it ideal for mature cherry growth. Across the harvesting calendar, including the main harvest and the fly crop, the Ichamama wet mill processes 493 tonnes of cherry. Typical varieties include SL 28, SL 34 and Ruiru 11. This high volume of cherries is all hand picked, delivered and then hand sorted at the mill to remove defects and ensure a consistent lot for higher quality batches. 

PROCESSING DETAILS

  •  Picked cherries are delivered to the wet mill where the farmer hand sorts based on colour.
  • Cherries are then separated by ripeness and de-pulped and fermented.
  • Beans are thoroughly washed in channels before drying on raised beds.
  • Beans are sun dried for at most 4 hours a day for 14 days.
  • Moisture content reduced to 10-12%.
  • Coffee is then delivered to the dry mill and stored in parchment for protection until ready for dry milling and export.
  • During dry milling beans are separated by machine based on size with AA grade coffees being made up of beans that are screen size 18
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        FAQ

        When will I receive my coffee?

        Our coffee is sent via Australia Post .
        Tracking services are provided and you will receive your tracking number once we dispatch your order.

        Parcel Post by AustPost normally takes under 6 business days and Express Post by AustPost normally under 3 business days.

        Upon receiving your order, we generally send your order out within two business days as we aim for you to have the freshest roast possible.

        We do have roast schedule's and some orders may be delayed waiting for those roast days - we will let you know if there's any lengthy delays.

        Please allow extra time over public holidays or during major holiday periods and weekends.

        Please note if you order later than Thursday, your order might not be able to arrive until Tuesday the following week.

        Please understand drivers are human, some errors can happen. When it happens, don't hesitate and contact us at hello@symmetrycoffeeroasters.com.au   or "Chat with us" from the website.

        Can I pickup my coffee?

        Yes, you are more than welcome.
        Mon - Fri 7:30am-3pm
        +
        Sat 8am-2pm.

        Walk through "Little Things Cafe" you will find your order to the right as you enter the roastery gates on a black steel shelf with your name/# stickered on your parcel.

        *Sundays and Public Holidays access are closed

        Place your order, then give us some time to roast and pack for you (usually less than two business days).

        Once received ready for pickup notification, come in, check in, and say hi to either Matty or Po.

        Can you grind my coffee?

        Sorry, we sell whole beans only.

         
        The reason being is that pre-grinding freshly roasted coffee means that it affects the integrity of the coffee and this makes the coffee expire a lot faster. It's like having artisan bread being pre-sliced or a piece of fruit being left out in the sun!

        I have other questions

        Send us your queries from our website "chat with us" function, our roasters Matty & Po will get back to you as soon as possible, if they are not online, you will get an email response.

        For wholesale interests or collaboration with us please send us an email to hello@symmetrycoffeeroasters.com.au