If you're into juicy, punchy, fresh and happy coffees, this is the place for you. Right now, come get some Gathiruini AB grown by the Komothai Cooperative in Kenya.
It’s as though a human-sized raspberry is running full speed ahead at you, into your mouth - you’re a little freaked out by it, but then it gives you a massive sweet juicy hug and all is well with the world. So sugar cane sweet, bold and bright. Uniquely fresh crop Kenyan in the very best way. The Kiambu district lies between the outskirts of Nairobi and the slopes of the Aberdare mountains and has been a central coffee production location since the 1880s. Gathiruini is one of the 13 widespread factories within the Komothai FCS. Lucy Mbare is the manager at the Gathiruini factory. Within the Komothai Collective Society, all washing stations or factories are processed and controlled the same way. Cherries are sorted by quality and maturity before pulping. The parchment is fermented overnight, for up to 48 hours at most, and then washed and graded. It is then sun dried for 8-14 days.
Origin: Kenya, Kiambu district
Producer: Komothai Cooperative Society
Origin type: Cooperation
Factory: Gathiruini Washing Station
Variety: SL-28, SL-34, Batian Grade AB
Processing: Fully washed
Altitude: 1600-1800 m.a.s.l.
Crop year: February 2019, hand picked
Number of contributing farmers: 720
Soil: Red volcanic soil, rich in organic matter