Kenya Gachatha AA
$18.00
Variety SL-28/SL-34/Ruiru 11
Process Washed 
Altitude 18-2100 masl
Harvest Oct - Dec
Flavours Apple l Grapefruit l Peach

 

This coffee is a straight up banger! It's big and juicy. It's full of fruit flavour. Plus it's got that brightness that Kenyan coffee is known for throughout the tasting experience. 

The flavour profile this year reminds me of a Colombian coffee. Strong red apple notes combine with a juicy peach but it's that sparkling grapefruit acidity that really makes this coffee shine.

From the Importer:

Gachatha Coffee Factory rests on a 391-acre piece of land between the villages of Muthuaini, Thiriku, Gachenge, and Kianjau. It was placed here in 1963 to form the Gachatha Farmers Co-operative Society Ltd. Co-op membership currently stands at 1,057, of whom 900 are active farmers. The factory itself supports nine permanent staff, with seasonal additions of roughly 25 people to help with cherry reception, depulping, and drying. The permanent staff are split between the key roles of coffee weighing and grading at reception, ensuring farmer payment, and addressing farmers’ complaints.

The area surrounding Gachatha area is densely populated, so every effort is made to minimize impact. The factory treats all water in soak pits to ensure no contaminates run into the local waterways, which are a source for drinking water. The community also places great importance on protecting the indigenous trees that remain in the area, so that the local bird life can be sustained.

Imported by Cafe Imports
Price in USD 6.29/lb
Number of bags purchased 2
 Score 89