Star coffees with a light of their own
Name of star
Ruiru 11, SL 28 and SL 34
Kenya | Nyeri | Mukurweini
Farm size | Ha production
October to February
Produces coffees from
Type of soil
30 kg bags | GrainPro
ASHEMALI is the Star that gives its name to batches of coffees produced by several producers who are members of the KCCE ‘Kenya Cooperative Coffee Exporters’ in the Nyeri coffee growing region.
The lots are differentiated by their different characteristics in terms of flavor, aroma and processes. Each coffee grower receives the name of a star to denominate his lots, thus forming a great coffee universe.
Kenya Cooperative Coffee Exporters
KCCE ‘Kenya Cooperative Coffee Exporters’,
a cooperative founded in 2009 and supported by the government
to respond to the needs of Kenyan coffee farmers to have more control over the marketing of their own production in order to obtain higher net returns and to improve the quality of their coffee. addressing various challenges faced by the coffee sector related to coffee production, quality, marketing and added value. Together with KCCE we have added coffees from nine washing stations that are located in the Nyeri region, these washing stations (known locally as ‘factories’) are organized within Cooperatives that are members of KCCE. In two factories we have developed our natural experiments with anaerobic fermentation and ‘sleeping bag’ drying technique repeating the process we had previously done in Murang’a and Kiambu, This is the first year in which we have carried out experimental processes in Cooperatives in Kenya, until now we had only carried them out in small farms. The result of this work are stable and very clean lots, and the producers are very encouraged, since this type of coffees create a new market niche for them.
The coffee-growing region of Nyeri County is located north of the capital of Kenya, with an estimated population of 695,558 inhabitants and an area of 33371.1 km². has 7 coffee-growing districts that are home to more than 78,000 families cultivating more than 12,480 hectares of arabica coffee of the SL28, K7, Ruiru11 and Batian varietals, Nyeri County. is the second largest coffee-growing region in the country.
Surface area 580,367 km².
51.3 million inhabitants
18 coffee regions
110,000 hectares with coffee
Surface 3.337,1 km²
12,480 hectares with coffee