Kenya is well known for some of the most meticulous coffee processing that can be found anywhere in the world. Bright white parchment, nearly perfectly sorted by density and bulk conditioned at high elevations is a matter of pride. Ample water supply in the central growing regions has historically allowed factories to thoroughly wash their coffees entirely with fresh, cold river water.
This particular coffee is a cut above the rest, in part due to meticulous sorting and precision processing. The essence of the Red Cherry Program is to encourage excellence and to repay in kind. The additional time and labor poured into ripe coffee selection, the attention to detail during washing and fermentation, and the care with which the coffee is dried and sorted are all rewarded with a premium that returns to the local cooperative that does the work.