Handege AB, Kenya

£8.50£27.00

Mango, blackcurrant and lime sweetness with a caramel body.

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Description

Handege is produced by small-holders from the Ritho Farmers’ Co-operative society. The coffee is processed at the Handege Coffee Factory washing station and sorted in to lots by size. AB is the second largest size coffee beans.

In 2010 co-operative members had a meeting to discuss the challenges they face, largely related to falling coffee prices. They decided to prioritise increasing quality over quantity. The result of this is evident in the cup, with a complex and rich coffee.

Coffee is hand sorted at the mill, with unripe or damaged coffee cherries being rejected by the Cherry Clerk. These cherries aren’t wasted but are returned to the farm where to be hand processed by the farmer and  then sold at the end of the season as lower quality coffee called Mbuni.

Growing environmental awareness means that the farmers are starting to take measures to reduce their impact, such as keeping water waste away from rivers and streams, and planting native trees amongst their coffee plants for diversity and to offer natural shade protection.

Additional information

Taste

Blackcurrant, Caramel, Lime, Mango

Origin

Kenya

Varietal

SL28, SL34

Grade

AB

Process

Washed

Roast

Medium

Allergy information

All products are packed in a facility which handles soy, wheat, gluten, nuts including tree nuts and peanuts, mustard, and sesame. We take care to store produce safely and keep regulated allergens seperate from other products. All produce is weighed directly in to packaging with individual scoops, however we use the same scales for multiple products (the products do not touch the surface of the scales). If you have a known allergy, you can enter this information at the checkout stage so that we're aware of it while packing up your order.