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Kenya Tegu | washed

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Kenya Tegu AB | washed

The Tegu factory is one of the wet mills owned and operated by the Tekangu Farmers Cooperative Society near the town of Karatina in Nyeri. The Area is famous for quality and fertility of the soil and the FCS was founded in 1969 and currently has around 1200 members with each of them owning an average of just under half a hectare spread across five villages.

Tegu actually translates as ‘low place’ as it lies in the foothills between Mount Kenya to the north east, and the Aberdaire range to the west. Tekangu FCS manage not only Tegu, but the Karogoto and Ngunguru wet mills as well.
Consisting of 3 centralised collection points covering farms up to around 6km from the mill itself, 18 fermentation tanks are ready to receive the cherries as they arrives. At first the delivery is hand sorted to separate green cherries or overripes, after that al the floaters are separate through the use of floatation thanks and than are depulped on a disc pulper.

At this point the pulped cherries undergo an overnight ‘dry’ fermentation before being washed and then fermented under water. The cherry is then washed again before being rested in the soaking tanks, and then moved to the raised beds on the gentle slopes outside. It is common for the cherries to be covered at night and midday to help maintain temperatures constant.

  • Region: Karatina Town, Nyeri County
  • Producer: Tekangu Coop
  • Altitude: 1700 masl.
  • Preparation: washed | Hand sorted to separate green cherries or overripes, after that al the floaters are separate through the use of floatation thanks and than are depulped on a disc pulper. At this point the pulped cherries undergo an overnight ‘dry’ fermentation before being washed and then fermented under water. The cherry is then washed again before being rested in the soaking tanks, and then moved to the raised beds on the gentle slopes outside. It is common for the cherries to be covered at night and midday to help maintain temperatures constant.
  • Variety: SL 28 and SL 34 |Bourbon-Typica Group. SL28 is among the most well-known and well-regarded varieties of Africa. It has consequently spread from Kenya, where it was originally selected in the 1930s, to other parts of Africa (it is important in Arabica-growing regions of Uganda, in particular) and now to Latin America. SL34 was selected from a single tree on the Loresho Estate in Kabete, Kenya since research at the Scott Laboratories was often conducted in cooperation with local, private estate owners. The tree was labeled “French Mission.” However, recent genetic tests have indicated that SL34 is related to the Typica genetic group. It is possible that the original story about SL34 being selected from a French Mission population could be incorrect.
  • Crop: 01/2020
  • SCA: 88
  • Descriptors: REDCURRANT, STRAWBERRY AND LEMON WITH JUICY VIBRANT ACIDITY AND A MILK CHOCOLATE FINISH

 

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