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Kenya Gachatha Nyeri AA

  • $22.49

Gachatha factory is operated by the Gachatha Farmers Cooperative Society and sits on 391 acres between the villages of Muthuaini, Thiriku, Gachenge, and Kianjau. Much like Ethiopia, many of the producers in Kenya are smallholder farmers and may only produce a few bags. In fact, the average producer has about 2.5 acres of land with roughly 300 trees. This fully washed coffee has notes of Rio Red grapefruit, creamy apricot jam, Pink Lady apple, and rich caramel.

Weight 12 oz. (340g)

Coffee Info

The Gachatha factory has nine permanent staff, and hires around 25 seasonal workers to oversee receipt and processing during the harvest season. Permanent staff is in charge of key roles such as receiving and weighing cherry, registering complaints and concerns, and managing farmer payments. The area surrounding Gachatha is densely populated, which requires the factory to take particular precautions with regards to waste water and pollutants. The factory has soak pits for water treatment to avoid contamination with fresh-water sources, and the community takes care to preserve the indigenous plant life in the area, to protect local bird and animal species.

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Process Washed
Variety SL-28, SL-34, Ruiru 11
Location Karundu, Nyeri
Producer                                       900 smallholder farmer members of Gachatha Farmer Cooperative Society