Juicebox Series – Ichamama AA from Nyeri, Kenya
With blackcurrant, bing cherry with a welcome & delicate eucalyptus complexity, this predominantly SL28 cultivar is grown by smallholders who are part of Othaya co-op’s Ichamama washing station in Nyeri, Kenya.
First, the fruit floats intact before pulping, then fermented for 72 hours. Next, the parchment coffee is washed, then soaked in clean water for 16-24 hours. Finally, the parchment is dried on raised beds under shade initially, while it loses the first bulk of its water weight before being dried to completion in full sun.
Grower: Cooperative members of Othaya’s Ichamama Factory
Region: Nyeri County, Central Province, Kenya
Cultivar: SL28, Batian, Ruiru 11, SL34
Altitude: 1700 – 1890 masl
Harvest: Dec 2021 – Jan 2022