Kenya Kamuyu AB by Dormans (86)


Roast Date: 24.08.2019


Country: Kenya

Region: Nyeri

Sub-Region: Carantine Village

Cooperative: 800 members

Variety: SL28 & SL34

Process: Washed

Altitude:1700-1800 masl


Cup Profile


Acidity: Stone fruit

Body: Full balanced

Sweetness: Purple Plums with hints of Cocoa nibs

Aroma: Dried figs, Floral, tea-like


Recommended Brew Method


Tetsu-Kasuya Sweetness Method


20gr of coarsely grounded coffee beans

300gr of hot water at 93C

Brewing Ratio: 1:15


Pour 50gr water, water should finish drifting about 45 sec. if not adjust your grind size

Pour 70gr water, pour 3 more 60,60,60 grams of water


Country Background:


There are approximately half a million smallholder coffee farms spread across 500

cooperative societies with approximately 200 large estate owners with 3,000 small/medium

coffee estate growers taking the rest of the market. It is estimated that in Kenya 160,000

hectares make up the coffee-producing zones. Coffee is Kenya’s fourth-leading foreign

exchange earner after tourism, tea and horticulture with some 900,000 sixty-kilogram

bags produced during the 2015/16 harvest year. It is estimated that six million Kenyans

are directly (and indirectly) connected to coffee.

Kenya has two coffee harvesting periods in one year. The “FLY​” or early crop which is

harvested from September to December and the “MAIN​” or late crop harvested from

March to July.


Exporter Background:


C Dorman Limited(known as Dormans) was founded in 1950 by Charles Dorman. Dormans

soon became one of East Africa's most prestigious and well-established coffee houses

with a reputation which continues to go unsurpassed.

In addition to Kenya, Dormans also has relationships with smallholders and cooperatives

of coffee throughout Rwanda and Tanzania. Sustainable and ethical sourcing is

essential to their buying policy. And because of this, Arabica Trading House is

committed to working hand-in-hand with the Dormans team to import the highest quality

coffees to Turkey and the rest of West Asia.

Our Kenyan coffees are fully traceable, most of which are produced by smallholder

farmers. Each farmer's total volume might only be a few bags, thus hundreds of farmers

living in the same sub-region are likely members of a Farmer Cooperative Society(FCS).


The coffee cherry is delivered to FCSs which markets and sells coffees on the smallholder



Factory Details:


Located in Mathioya subregion of Njumbi, Kangunu Factory was registered in 1998 and

currently has 1,700 active members. With an elevation of 1,600 masl, the region is situated

for optimum production of Arabica coffee producing Ruiru 11, SL 28 and Batian varietals.

The factory is receiving assistance from Dorman’s partners at the Coffee Management

Services. The long term goal is to increase coffee production through farmer training,

input access, agricultural practice seminars and sustainable farming techniques which

are reviewed each year.

Kangunu Factory has made several achievements over the years including:

Improving the Batian varietal, making it more resistant to disease such as CBD

and leaf rust.

Soil sampling of smallholder farmers with education and implementation of new

techniques to improve production and yields

The society employed its first certification project in 2008. The certification has

ensured that production has risen and prices have increased.

Kangunu Factory now has 4C, YTZ and Rainforest Alliance Certification.


The coffee cherries are hand-sorted by the farmers before they go into production. The

pulp is removed and the coffee is fermented for 24-36 hours under shade depending on

climate. After fermentation, the coffees are washed and again graded by density in

washing channels. They are then taken to the drying tables where they will be sun-dried

for up to 20 days on African drying beds.

Through pre-financing that the receive, farmers from Kangunu Factory are given

advances for school fees and farm inputs. The factory manager is trained each year by

CMS and agronomist from the Ministry of Agriculture also make trips to Factories

throughout the year to ensure that new techniques are being implemented.


Kenya Kamuyu AB (86) 300gr