Faith Estates, Kenya Filter
This coffee comes from the Faith Estates in Kirinyaga, Kenya. It’s the second of our series of top notch Kenyan coffees, and the vibrant cup quality is testament to Cecilia’s work. Big citrus acidity with berry sweetness and a juicy body.
In Kenya today, more than 600,000 smallholders farming fewer than 5 acres compose 99% of the coffee farming population. Their farms cover more than 75% of total coffee growing land and produce nearly 70% of the country’s coffee. These farmers are organized into hundreds of Farmer Cooperative Societies (FCS), all of which operate at least one factory. The remainder of annual production is grown and processed by land estates, many of which have their own washing stations.
Cecilia Wanjiku Haniel is a founding member of a group of more than 30 smallholder farmers who get together on a monthly basis for training, planning and sharing knowledge about coffee farming. This allows the members to not only increase their capacity for quality, but helps them to establish a stronger market presence so they can achieve more sustainable prices for their coffee.