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A classic Kenyan coffee with notes of dried fruits, lime, and orange peel. Great for filter and similar brew methods, this Kenyan coffee is great as a long black over ice on those warmer days.

This Kenyan coffee is the result of the dedication and hard work of numerous farmers of Kericho and neighbouring counties in Kenya’s magnificent Rift Valley

Processed By

Ainabtany Dry Mill

At the heart of Ainabtany Dry Mill's operations lies a captivating story of innovation and determination. Through ingenuity and resourcefulness, they've accomplished something truly remarkable.

Using the traditional Kenyan technique known as "Jua-Kali," they've ingeniously repurposed an old rice huller into a coffee huller, all done with their own hands. This transformation allows them to hull both washed coffee parchment and naturally processed coffee.

With a milling capacity of 3 tonnes per hour, well above their current needs, they're prepared for future growth. Post-milling processes, including gravity and density separation and colour sorting, are outsourced to ensure only the finest beans make the final cut.

Pulping Stations and Coffee Production

Ainabtany operates two pulping station locations. The first, located in Kericho East at Fort Tenan, boasts a 15-tonne seasonal capacity. In the 2022 season, they produced approximately 7 tonnes of coffee, with an initial 1.2 tonnes (20 bags) exported to the UK from an early harvest in September. The remainder arrived in the UK on January 29th, 2022. Their second consignment is soon to depart from Kenya.

Their Kericho West wet mill, situated in Cheribo, Sossiot in Kericho County, is currently under construction. While they missed the 2022 season, the Cheribo station is set to be commissioned in February, pending the completion of a borehole and the arrival of a new pulping machine. They anticipate being ready for the May-July fly crop harvest.

About Kericho County and Kericho Coffee

Kericho County boasts a rich history of coffee cultivation. Notably, the Kipkelion and Fort Tenan regions host some of Kenya's earliest coffee farms, established by settlers who discovered this beautiful region.

Despite its historical significance, Kericho County, and by extension, Bomet, hasn't enjoyed the same recognition as an "origin" as central Kenya around the Mt Kenya region. This is largely due to the fact that coffee from this area often ended up in bulked or blended coffee sold by major exporters through the auction system. This was primarily due to poorly managed farmers' cooperatives, susceptible to corruption and exploitation by big coffee dealers.

In recent years, Ainabtany Dry Mill has been actively working to organize farmers into more efficient entities capable of processing and selling their coffee independently. Despite numerous challenges, they've made significant progress and continue to advance in their mission.

Imported By

Lot 20

Lot 20 is a dedicated team of coffee aficionados collaborating closely with farmers hailing from the picturesque counties of Kericho and Bomet in Kenya. Fueled by admiration for the resilient Kenyan coffee landscape, their mission is to bring exceptional coffee directly to the market.

Lot 20 partners with a collective of coffee producers nestled within the verdant realms of Kericho and Bomet, located in the southern expanse of Kenya's Rift Valley. They have a fervent passion for agriculture, and their objective is to craft delectable coffee that pays homage to the exquisite Kericho and Bomet counties.

Their aspiration revolves around exporting 20 distinctive lots of coffee sourced from the diverse coffee farming wards represented by our members. This endeavour enables them to share the extraordinary range of coffee they produce, celebrating its uniqueness.

A pivotal achievement in 2022 was the successful construction of a new mill. This milestone empowers Lot 20 to enhance the quality of their coffee and optimise their production processes, all while harnessing local resources and knowledge to enrich their offerings.

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