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Kenya Gichathaini

  • $18.49

The Gichathaini wet mill is one of three washing stations that make up the Gikanda Farmers Cooperative Society in the Mathira West District of Kenya's Nyeri region. This factory itself is actually owned by the coffee farmers who make up the cooperative society.  Elective decisions such as management and representation are decided by the 770 active members. To learn more about the processing of this coffee, keep scrolling down. Tasting notes include ruby red grapefruit, brown sugar, sun gold cherry tomato.

Weight 12 oz. (340g)

Coffee Info

The factory is located about 4 miles from the town of Karatina. The conditions in this specific area are ideal; abundant rainfall, average temperatures of 15°C to 26°C, fertile soil, and clean water from the Ragati river. Once coffee is picked ripe, it is delivered to the factory on the same day and depulped. It is then set to wet ferment overnight to break down the sugars. In the morning, the coffee is washed using Ragati river water and then moved to raised drying beds. The water used during the fermentation and washing processes is re-circulated for conservation purposes and moved to soak pits away from water sources so that it can naturally filter into the earth and not pollute the area. 

Roast Profile Light-Medium Roast 
Process Washed, Sun Dried
Variety SL 28, SL 34, Ruiru 11 and Batian 
Location Mathira West District, Nyeri

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