Kenya Gichugu Espresso Roast250g
- Embu, Mt. Kenya
- SL 28, SL 34
- 1,700 masl
Tasting Note: Golden Kiwi, cola and grapefruit
Gichugu Coffee Factory lies on the rich volcanic soils near Mt Kenya, at a relatively high 1680 meters above sea level. The factory began in the 1970s.Coffee is picked by the farmers and brought to the factory from the nearby villages of Kamviu, Gichugu and Manyatta. Once it arrives at the factory, the coffee cherries are processed to remove the skin and pulp. The factory is using a disc pulper with three sets of discs to remove the skin and fruit from the inner parchment layer that is protecting the green coffee bean. After pulping, the coffee is fermented overnight to break down the sugars, before it is cleaned, soaked and spread out on the raised drying tables. Time on the drying tables depends on climate, ambient temperature and volumes under processing, and can take from 7 to 15 days in total. Waste water from processing is passed through nappier grass and trees which have been planted nearby to help in purifying the waste water.
Espresso : 18-20g basket, 20g : 50g 24-26 seconds, 94°C20-22g basket, 21.5g : 56g 26-28 seconds, 94°C
Cold Brew : 1:12 ratio, medium grind (slightly finer than V60 grind size), 12 hour brew time with room temperature water
Roast every Monday.
Ready for shipping every Wednesday.