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Roret Wet Mill

 

County: Kericho County, 80 kilometers South West of Kericho town which is home to large tea estates

and approximately 150 kilometers from Eldoret.

Society: Roret Farmers’ Cooperative Society
No. of Farmers: Total: 1280
Men: 700
Women: 580
Altitude: 1,500-1800 m above sea level
Harvest Season: December- February
Annual Rainfall Amount: 1,600-1800 mm
Annual Temperature Amount: 22-30°C
Coffee Type: Arabica, mainly SL28, Ruiru 11
Average Annual Cherry Production: 300,000KGs
Soil Type: Loam alluvial soils.
Art of Production: The coffee is wet processed, where the fully ripe cherries are;

·         Pulped,

·         Fermented,

·         Washed,

Dried slowly over 2- 3 weeks where the moisture content is reduced to 10-12%.

The coffee is then delivered to the dry mill.

Grower’s Cultural History/ Profile:  

This co-operative is part of unique Rift valley co-operatives where wet-processing is done at farm level, where 3-5 farmers within the same area/village utilize on hand pulper.

After wet-processing, the dried parchment is delivered to the factories where it is then delivered to mills for dry milling.

Processing Method: Wet processing
Drying Process: Dry milling after the parchment has dried
Milling Location: Kipkelion Coffee Mill
Moisture Level: 10.5%
Cup Report: The Roret cup has medium acidity with a well-rounded body with slight chocolate and vanilla notes
Availability: Available from late March- July every year
F.O.B Location: Mombasa
Ex-Warehouse Location: Nairobi
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