Kenya Gathaiti AA 250g Whole Bean
Light roasted coffee tastes best at 10-28 days
- Nyeri County
- Gathaiti Coffee Growers Co-o
- SL28, SL34, Ruiru 11
- 1,500 - 1,760 MASL
Tasting Note: Grapefruit, honey, cranberries
This coffee was produced by numerous smallholder farmers, all are members of the Gathaithi Coffee Growers Cooperative Society (also known as Gathaita), located near Nyeri in Central Kenya. The cooperative is managed by a democratically elected board of members, each of whom serve as a representative of a community where the cooperative has members. The cooperative, in this way, is run by the farmers themselves and represents and processes cherry for some 1,250 active smallholder farmers with a total estimated hectare of 156 and an annual production of over 102,000 kilos. Farmers selectively handpick the ripest, reddest cherries, which are then delivered to the cooperative’s wet mill on the same day. Cherries are hand sorted prior to pulping, with damaged and under ripe cherries being separated out from the red, ripe lots. After pulping the coffee is fermented. After fermentation, the coffee is washed in clean, fresh water to remove all traces of mucilage before being delivered to dry on raised beds where it is repeatedly moved and sorted to remove any damaged or discoloured beans.
Espresso : 20g : 60g 21-23 seconds, 94°C (1:3 ratio)
V60 : 15g : 250g 3 pulses, 2:30-2:45 minutes, 96-98°C (1:16.5 ratio)
Batch Brew : 1:16 ratio, 94-96°C
Roast every Monday.
Ready for shipping every Wednesday.