Long Miles Karuthi
Flavors of fruit punch, grapes, and honey
It's easy to find a traceable Kenyan coffee of outstanding quality, but the real challenge is in the effort to build long-standing, trust-based relationships with farmers who are willing to work with us exclusively year after year. These kinds of mutually beneficial relationships are what our sourcing team is working toward and are why we have access to high-quality first lot selections. Our relationship with Long Miles Coffee is an example of this work. Long Miles Coffee is working as our partner at origin and ensures traceability and quality in production practices. Their support ensures that only the ripest cherries are processed for us in the receiving process, that equipment used in the wet milling process is properly calibrated for careful wet processing, and the drying process retains quality by slow, yet thorough, drying practices.
This lot comes from the Karuthi Factory within the Othaya Cooperative. Before export, coffee is sifted through screen filters and graded by bean size. The bean size of this lot is called an AB. An AB is a grade based on bean size, AB is the second largest bean size in Kenya and tends to make up the bulk of the annual production sizing of the large bean varieties like SL 28 and SL 34.