Kenya Gakuyu

$19.00

Kenya Gakuyu

$19.00

In the cup: Our newest arrival from Kenya is bursting with deep citrus notes of blood orange, grapefruit, and honey apple. This washed Kenyan is very sweet, with a heavy mouthfeel and a cherry-like tartness.

About the farm: Ndimaini factory is located near Karatina town, and services 1143 smallholder farmers from three local villages, each farmer growing about 250 trees per lot, as well as corn and bananas. The area's land is red volcanic soil, and the farmers also typically grow macadamia and graveled for shade. At this factory, farmers are given advances to pay for schooling as well as necessary inputs for their farms, and there are training held every year by the factory manager.

Coffee in Kenya is typically traceable down to the factory, or mill level: Most farmers own between 1/8 to 1/4 of a hectare, and often grow crops other than coffee as well, which means they rely on a central processing unit for sale and processing of their coffee. Producers deliver in cherry form to a factory, where the cooperative will sort, weigh, and issue payment for the delivery. The coffee is then blended with the rest of the day's deliveries and goes on to be processed. Because of this system, which serves many hundreds to several thoughts of smallholder farmers per factory, there is limited traceability down to the individual producers whose coffee comprises the lots.

Country: Kenya
Region: Mathira Division, Nyeri County
Farm: 1143 smallholder farmer members of the Gakuyu Farmer Cooperative Society
Altitude: 1600 masl
Processing: Wet Processed
Flavor Notes: blood orange, grapefruit, honey apple 
Roast: Light
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In the cup: Our newest arrival from Kenya is bursting with deep citrus notes of blood orange, grapefruit, and honey apple. This washed Kenyan is very sweet, with a heavy mouthfeel and a cherry-like tartness.

About the farm: Ndimaini factory is located near Karatina town, and services 1143 smallholder farmers from three local villages, each farmer growing about 250 trees per lot, as well as corn and bananas. The area's land is red volcanic soil, and the farmers also typically grow macadamia and graveled for shade. At this factory, farmers are given advances to pay for schooling as well as necessary inputs for their farms, and there are training held every year by the factory manager.

Coffee in Kenya is typically traceable down to the factory, or mill level: Most farmers own between 1/8 to 1/4 of a hectare, and often grow crops other than coffee as well, which means they rely on a central processing unit for sale and processing of their coffee. Producers deliver in cherry form to a factory, where the cooperative will sort, weigh, and issue payment for the delivery. The coffee is then blended with the rest of the day's deliveries and goes on to be processed. Because of this system, which serves many hundreds to several thoughts of smallholder farmers per factory, there is limited traceability down to the individual producers whose coffee comprises the lots.

Country: Kenya
Region: Mathira Division, Nyeri County
Farm: 1143 smallholder farmer members of the Gakuyu Farmer Cooperative Society
Altitude: 1600 masl
Processing: Wet Processed
Flavor Notes: blood orange, grapefruit, honey apple 
Roast: Light