Kenya Gachatha 250g
- Othaya, Nyeri
- Batian, SL-28
- 2,100 MASL
Tasting Note: grapefruit, almond butter and vanilla
The Gachatha Farmer Cooperative Society supports 1,100 farmers who each cultivate about 200 coffee trees. The farmers here come from nine surrounding zones to deliver their cherry to the Gachatha factory washing station – not surprisingly so. Gachatha passes on 90% of payment to their farmers, versus the requisite 80% that you’ll find in many places here. Due to local governmental changes in the last few years, the ability to source coffee directly here is nearly impossible. We rely on our export partners like Dorman’s to put us in touch with impeccably run, high-quality farmer cooperatives like Gachatha. The Gachatha Farmer Cooperative Society is close to the town of Othaya in Nyeri County. Both coffee and tea are grown here in the cadmium orange soil along the slopes of the Aberdare mountains with bright green foliage — enormous banana leaves, the lush dark green of jungle — strikes a contrast to the bright orange clay whose minerality gives the coffee such depth and nuance.
Espresso : 20g : 60g 21-23 seconds, 94°C (1:3 ratio)
V60 : 15g : 250g 3 pulses, 2:30-2:45 minutes, 96°C (1:16.5 ratio)
Batch Brew : 1:16 ratio, 94-96°C
Roast every Monday.
Ready for shipping every Wednesday.