Passionfruit - Jasmine - Blackcurrant
Mill: Muburi Factory
Co-op: Rwama Coffee Farmers Society
Region: Gichugu, Kirinyaga
Varietal: SL-28, Ruiru 11
Altitude: 1600 masl
Muburi is a washing station in the Gichugu district of Kenya's Kirinyaga county. The area surrounding it is layered with the beautiful red volcanic soil that helps infuse the coffee trees with all the mineral and organic goodness necessary for optimum production. It was established in 1964 and rests on a 7 acres piece of land serving 4 nearby villages.
The SL-28 varietal accounts for 99% of all coffee produced by Muburi while Ruiru 11 accounts for 1 % of all production. Muburi takes great care in the impact they have on their surrounding environment with proper treatment of the waste water the station uses and maintaining native trees and plaints in the area.
After picking, ripe cherry is brought to the factory where it is all processed in the washed style and laid out to dry on raised beds for between 7-15 days depending on the local weather conditions.