CHERRY, LEMON AND BERGAMOT WITH A SYRUPY MOUTHFEEL
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KPL is an estate at the foot of Mt Kilimanjaro made up of land from four village co-ops which is leased to the German company, Kilimanjaro Plantation LTD. KPL have been in the area for the past 15 years and have invested heavily into the estates infrastructure, developing their own methods of producing high quality coffee. This has seen a flow on into the local area, with the amalgamated co-op using profits to finance local schools, hospitals and plumbing running water, and KPL are able to employ over 1500 pickers as well as staff for processing, drying and to work in the offices.
The entire 595 hectares of the estate is irrigated which ensures water is drip fed to the over 1.2 million trees, reducing water usage by 60% and allowing fertiliser to be applied more efficiently.
KPL has a washing station located on the estate which uses traditional washing and fermentation practices common in east Africa, however, KPL have also built a water treatment plant, allowing the processing water to be cleaned and reused.
KPL is an excellent example of using modern techniques and knowledge to improve coffee production and quality. The collaboration between the German investors and the local co-ops has invigorated an area which was on the decline due to decreasing coffee prices in the early 2000s.
This coffee has primarily been sold to the European and US markets, so we're very excited to have the opportunity to share it with you.