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Kenya Gathaiti AA

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    Kenya Gathaiti AA

    Enjoy as Espresso or Filter

    • Country: Kenya
    • Region: Nyeri County
    • Producers: Gathaiti Coffee Growers Cooperative Society
    • Altitude: 1,500 - 1,760 MASL
    • Variety: L28, SL34, Ruiru 11
    • Processing: Washed

    Tasting Note: Grapefruit, honey, cranberries.  
    This classic washed process is presented with tasting notes of cranberry and grapefruit, thick syrupy mouthfeel, sweet like honey and a little tart finish. Bright, crisp and clean cup for both filter and espresso brewing. This coffee will be a bright espresso brew, very refreshing for long black on ice. Bright but balanced filter brew, very complex and lingering mouthfeel.


    Roast to Order:

    • Roast: Every Monday
    • Dispatch: 1-3 days after roasting
    • Whole bean only

    Recommended Recipes:
    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:
    94-96°C. (1:16 ratio)


    Background:
    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.

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