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Kenya: Cupping and Farm Visits 2009

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Sorting Mbuni (dry processed Kenya coffee) at Kangocho coop
Sorting Mbuni (dry processed Kenya coffee) at Kangocho coop
Karatina, Nyeri coffee farm landscape
Karatina, Nyeri coffee farm landscape
Typical Karatina, Nyeri coffee "shamba"
Typical Karatina, Nyeri coffee "shamba"
Entrance to Gikanada FCS headquarters at Gichathaini Factory
Entrance to Gikanada FCS headquarters at Gichathaini Factory
Charles, president of the Gikanda coffee coop
Charles, president of the Gikanda coffee coop
James, the manager of all 3 factories (mills) at Gachathaini
James, the manager of all 3 factories (mills) at Gachathaini
At the receiving point for cherry, farmers are divided into A and B groups, depending on the quality of their farm and their pickings.
At the receiving point for cherry, farmers are divided into A and B groups, depending on the quality of their farm and their pickings.
There is a separate receiving tank for cherries that might have CBD and those that do not.
There is a separate receiving tank for cherries that might have CBD and those that do not.
The Kenya wet process system involves many, many fermentation tanks and long ferm. times
The Kenya wet process system involves many, many fermentation tanks and long ferm. times
After fermentation, coffee is soaked in fresh water for 12-16 hours, sometimes up to 48 hours
After fermentation, coffee is soaked in fresh water for 12-16 hours, sometimes up to 48 hours
Charles hold's the record of a picker's coffee cherry deliveries, which guarantee his fair share of coffee sold at the auction
Charles hold's the record of a picker's coffee cherry deliveries, which guarantee his fair share of coffee sold at the auction
New metal dry beds are more sturdy, easy to clean and will last a long time.
New metal dry beds are more sturdy, easy to clean and will last a long time.
Good ol' Ebenezer and his butchery. Butchers are often pubs too in Kenya
Good ol' Ebenezer and his butchery. Butchers are often pubs too in Kenya
Classic bicycles of Nyeri
Classic bicycles of Nyeri
Mbuni coffee at Ndaroini factory
Mbuni coffee at Ndaroini factory
Pondering a coffee bag
Pondering a coffee bag
Big haul at Ndaroini
Big haul at Ndaroini
Wet process tanks at Ndaroini
Wet process tanks at Ndaroini
Sorting Mbuni dry process coffee
Sorting Mbuni dry process coffee
Typical stepped, covered wet process fermentation tanks at Ndaroini
Typical stepped, covered wet process fermentation tanks at Ndaroini
Bird on the beds
Bird on the beds
No Smooking at Ndaroini
No Smooking at Ndaroini
Exploring the parchment coffee warehouse at Ndaroini
Exploring the parchment coffee warehouse at Ndaroini
Homemade Ndaroini bags
Homemade Ndaroini bags
Ditto
Ditto
Drying beds with new improved metal ones in the foreground, and Ndaroini
Drying beds with new improved metal ones in the foreground, and Ndaroini
Poster of coffee cherry reception
Poster of coffee cherry reception
Purty tree at Ndaroini factory
Purty tree at Ndaroini factory
George Howell in the house at Ndaroini, circa 1993!
George Howell in the house at Ndaroini, circa 1993!
Typical SL-28 coffee tree
Typical SL-28 coffee tree

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