Coffee of the Month June 2021 - Kenya Bora
One of our most beloved coffee is sweet and fruity Kenya Bora which is perfect for this sunny month.
Kenya Bora coffee is from Iyego farmers coop washing station, funded by a charitable foundation through “global coffee village”.
The Iyego Farmers Cooperative Society was established and registered in May 1959 with 600 members. It later renamed itself the Iyego Coffee Growers Cooperative Society to better represent its members’ mandate. Today, the society is 7,528 members strong—approximately 4,500 of whom are active—and focuses exclusively on coffee. On average, members farm about a one-third hectare of planted coffee.
The Cooperative Society is fully owned by its members, who contribute shares and are issued share certificates. It’s also regulated by the Cooperatives Act. Members elect 9 board members and 3 supervisory committee members, who oversee day-to-day operations. There are also 70 permanent staff members under the direction of a Secretary Manager. During peak harvest time, seasonal workers are hired to assist with production.
The coffee grows in the Muranga County 1500 - 1700 meters above the sea level and it's fully washed. Washed coffee tends to have more acidity and tastes cleaner with lighter body.
The coffee has good aroma and hints of blackcurrant and sweet molasses and it's perfect for filter, drip, aeropress and cafetiere at any time of the day.