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Coffee Profile: Limu

  Type of Coffee: Limu Variety: Limu Heirloom Area: Limu, Djimmah Altitude (masl): 1800-2000 About This coffee comes from within the Limu area within the Greater Djimmah region. Limu coffee, is not just “Washed Djimmah”. It has its own special genetic profile and its

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Coffee Profile: Limu

  Type of Coffee: Limu Variety: Limu Heirloom Area: Limu, Djimmah Altitude (masl): 1800-2000 About This coffee comes from within the Limu area within the Greater Djimmah region. Limu coffee, is not just “Washed Djimmah”. It has its own special genetic profile and its

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Coffee Profile: Kochere

Type of Coffee: Yirgachefe Variety: Yirgachefe Heirloom Area: Gedeo Town: Kochere Altitude (masl): 1800-2100 About Washed Yirgachefe Kochere is a coffee from GEDEO, but from a smaller geographical area, called Kochere. Kochere coffee is more acidic, with a bright acidity

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Coffee Profile: Kochere

Type of Coffee: Yirgachefe Variety: Yirgachefe Heirloom Area: Gedeo Town: Kochere Altitude (masl): 1800-2100 About Washed Yirgachefe Kochere is a coffee from GEDEO, but from a smaller geographical area, called Kochere. Kochere coffee is more acidic, with a bright acidity

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Coffee Profile: Sidamo Guji

Type of Coffee: Guji Variety: Guji Heirloom Area: Gedeo Altitude (masl): 1770-2100 About This coffee is exported a “Sidamo” in accordance with the Ethiopian Commodities Exchange (ECX) classification system. Under this system, all the coffee produced within the large Sidamo

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Coffee Profile: Sidamo Guji

Type of Coffee: Guji Variety: Guji Heirloom Area: Gedeo Altitude (masl): 1770-2100 About This coffee is exported a “Sidamo” in accordance with the Ethiopian Commodities Exchange (ECX) classification system. Under this system, all the coffee produced within the large Sidamo

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Coffee Profile: Deri Kochoa Guji

Type of Coffee: Guji Variety: Guji Heirloom Area: Gedeb Town: Deri Kochoa Altitude (masl): 1770-2100 About This coffee is exported a “Sidamo” in accordance with the Ethiopian Commodities Exchange (ECX) classification system. Under this system, all the coffee produced within

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Coffee Profile: Deri Kochoa Guji

Type of Coffee: Guji Variety: Guji Heirloom Area: Gedeb Town: Deri Kochoa Altitude (masl): 1770-2100 About This coffee is exported a “Sidamo” in accordance with the Ethiopian Commodities Exchange (ECX) classification system. Under this system, all the coffee produced within

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Craft Coffee in Burundi?

  I was in Burundi in June to cup the freshly harvested coffees. Even though I’ve spent quite a bit of time in Burundi, particularly in the Kayanza province (of increasing fame via Cup of Excellence), this was my first

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Craft Coffee in Burundi?

  I was in Burundi in June to cup the freshly harvested coffees. Even though I’ve spent quite a bit of time in Burundi, particularly in the Kayanza province (of increasing fame via Cup of Excellence), this was my first

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Farm Profile: Sitio da Torre

Name: Fazenda Sitio da Torre Owner: Alvaro Antônio Pereira Coli Total estate area (acre): 65 Total area planted with coffee: 35 Altitude (masl): 1100-1300 Average annual production (bags): 1000 Varietals: Yellow Bourbon, Acaiá, Catuaí and Catucaí About Sitio da Torre

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Farm Profile: Sitio da Torre

Name: Fazenda Sitio da Torre Owner: Alvaro Antônio Pereira Coli Total estate area (acre): 65 Total area planted with coffee: 35 Altitude (masl): 1100-1300 Average annual production (bags): 1000 Varietals: Yellow Bourbon, Acaiá, Catuaí and Catucaí About Sitio da Torre

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Farm Profile: Carmona

Farm: Carmona          Region: Antigua        Altitude (masl): 1500-1800   Farm size (ha): 675; 112.5 dedicated to coffee        Wet/dry mill: Carmona Coffee varieties: Red and Yellow Bourbon            Shade: Gravilea          Owner/Manager: Maria del Socorro Ester Zelaya Aguirre Harvest season: December – April; Peak:

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Farm Profile: Carmona

Farm: Carmona          Region: Antigua        Altitude (masl): 1500-1800   Farm size (ha): 675; 112.5 dedicated to coffee        Wet/dry mill: Carmona Coffee varieties: Red and Yellow Bourbon            Shade: Gravilea          Owner/Manager: Maria del Socorro Ester Zelaya Aguirre Harvest season: December – April; Peak:

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Factory Profile: Karinga

Name: Karinga Factory Affiliated to: Gitwe Farmers Co-operative Society (FCS) Province: Central District: Thika Location: Gatundu Nearest Town/Centre: Gatundu Average Annual Rainfall (mm): 1500 Altitude (masl): 1840 Producers: 650 members Average Annual Harvest (kg): 208 520 Drying Method: Sun Harvest

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Factory Profile: Karinga

Name: Karinga Factory Affiliated to: Gitwe Farmers Co-operative Society (FCS) Province: Central District: Thika Location: Gatundu Nearest Town/Centre: Gatundu Average Annual Rainfall (mm): 1500 Altitude (masl): 1840 Producers: 650 members Average Annual Harvest (kg): 208 520 Drying Method: Sun Harvest

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Factory Profile: Karatu

Name: Karatu Factory Affiliated to: Gitwe Farmers Co-operative Society (FCS) Province: Central District: Thika Location: Gatundu Nearest Town/Centre: Gatundu Average Annual Rainfall (mm): 1500 Altitude (masl): 1883 Producers: 800 members Average Annual Harvest (kg): 200 366 Drying Method: Sun Harvest

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Factory Profile: Karatu

Name: Karatu Factory Affiliated to: Gitwe Farmers Co-operative Society (FCS) Province: Central District: Thika Location: Gatundu Nearest Town/Centre: Gatundu Average Annual Rainfall (mm): 1500 Altitude (masl): 1883 Producers: 800 members Average Annual Harvest (kg): 200 366 Drying Method: Sun Harvest

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Factory Profile: Kangunu

Name: Kangunu Factory Affiliated to: Mutheka Farmers Co-operative Society (FCS) Province: Eastern District: Embu Location: Runyenjes Nearest Town/Centre: Runyenjes Average Annual Rainfall (mm): 1600 Altitude (masl): 1600 Drying Method: Sun Harvest Method: Handpicking Harvest Season: Main: March – June; secondary:

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Factory Profile: Kangunu

Name: Kangunu Factory Affiliated to: Mutheka Farmers Co-operative Society (FCS) Province: Eastern District: Embu Location: Runyenjes Nearest Town/Centre: Runyenjes Average Annual Rainfall (mm): 1600 Altitude (masl): 1600 Drying Method: Sun Harvest Method: Handpicking Harvest Season: Main: March – June; secondary: