Kenya

Gathaithi

AA

Tasting notes

Blackberry, lime, mango, oolong
Medium bodied with bright acidity

Gathaithi Farmer’s Cooperative Society is a factory society with 1,542 active members.

Formerly part of the Giant Tetu coffee farmers society, it is located within the Tetu district, Nyeri County. I60 km north of Nairobi, the factory is situated between Mt. Kenya and the Aberdare ranges, putting it in an ideal location for quality coffee production.

From funds set aside from the previous year’s harvest, members of the cooperative can access pre-financing for school fees, access to farm inputs and funds for emergency needs. The factory is receiving assistance from a field partner: Coffee Management Services (CMS).

Their long term goal is to increase coffee production through farmer training, ready access to inputs, Good Agricultural Practice seminars, and providing the most current printed materials on sustainable farming.

Country

Kenya

Region

Nyeri

Altitude

1450-1700m above sea level

Varietals

SL28, SL34, Ruiru 11, and Batian

Process

Washed

Producer

Gathaithi Coffee Factory

Harvested

December 2017


What makes up Kenya Gathaithi AA?

Varietals

Batian varietal

Batian is the latest variety to be developed in Kenya, it is named after the peak of Mount Kenya

Ruiru 11 varietal

Released in 1985, Ruiru 11 is a disease resistant varietal developed in Kenya

SL28 varietal

SL28 was developed in 1931 by Scott Laboratories to suit the growing conditions in Kenya. The varietal is known for its exceptional cup quality

SL34 varietal

Developed by Scott Laboratories in Kenya, the SL34 varietal was designed to be high yielding with good cup quality.

The location

Coffee from Kenya

Alongside Ethiopia and Colombia, Kenya is one of the origins we get most excited about at the roastery. It exports some of the most vibrant, bright, and unique coffees in the world.


The Nyeri region of Kenya

Central region home to Mount Kenya, an extinct volcano that produces rich, red soil. Most commonly smallholder cooperatives. Coffee trees in this region produce two crops (the main harvest producing the higher quality lots)

Farm processes

Washed process

Machines are used to remove the flesh from the coffee cherry before being fermented in water, washed again, and finally sun dried. This process tends to result in more distinct, cleaner flavours.

Coffee delivery: coffee in resealable bag and farm information card

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