Fragrance: Sweet | Caramel | Stone-fruit
Aroma: Citrus | Nuts | Chocolate
Flavour: Stone-fruit | Caramel | Honey
Varietal: SL28 | SL34
The name Handege comes from Ndege, the Swahili word for aeroplane. Handege Coffee Mill is a member of the Ritho Society. Founded in 1972, Ritho works with coffee mills throughout Kiambu, Kenya. Kiambu sits 23km north of Nairobi and is a well known area for tea and coffee growing. Coffee cherries are picked and processed on the same day to ensure freshness and cleanliness of flavour. Cherries are pulped, fermented and washed, then sun-dried on raised African drying tables. The dried parchment coffee is then taken to a dry mill for hulling and grading. Once prepared, the green coffee is taken to a secure warehouse where it waits to be sold at auction.
In Kenya, all coffees are sold through the Nairobi Coffee Exchange, which is an auction house for coffee. Exporters will attend auctions every day during the harvest period and bid for their desired lots of coffee. This bidding system is a great way to reward high-quality coffees, which can sell for very high prices if the right buyers are involved.
If you would like to order more than 3kg of coffee, please get in contact with our wholesale team on 03 9596 4186.
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