Region: Embu County
Varietal: SL28 & Ruiru 11
Altitude: 1,600 - 1,800 MASL
Cupping Notes: Cranberry, Grapefruit, Molasses
Recommended Roast:City to Full City+
Good For:Pour Over, Auto Drip, Espresso
Description: The Ena Factory is one of only two factories belonging to the New Runyenjes Farmers Cooperative Society. They support just over 300 growers with roughly half being each male and female. Embu County sits on the eastern slopes of Mount Kenya, and the coffee here is grown in volcanic soils. Ena Factory produces wet processed washed coffees. The first step is sorting out only fully ripe cherries, and then pulping and fermenting under water. Coffee is then washed clean with running water and then dried on raised beds for 14-21 days. The coffee is then trucked to Nairobi where it will be dry milled and prepared for export. Once milled is also when grading takes place, including the grading of this AB. The Kenyan Grading System is (mostly) used to sort between different sizes of green coffees, not to distinguish between qualities. AB denotes that the coffees are screen sizes 15-16, measured in 64th of an inch.