Kenya Gachatha AB
$18.00
Variety SL-28/SL-34/Ruiru 11
Process Washed 
Altitude 18-2100 masl
Harvest Oct - Dec
Flavours Blackberry l Caramel l Plum

 

Gachatha is back baby!! I have loved coffee from this washing station every year i have had the chance to sample it. This year is no exception and the AB lot is a very sweet coffee. I get notes of chocolate and caramel throughout the cup. It also has some classic Kenyan flavours like blackberry and plum but they are more subtle in this years crop.

It is a nicely balance, easy drinking coffee. This one has taken over as my morning coffee since it arrived in house and it puts me in a good mood to start the day.

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 5.67/lb
Number of bags purchased 2
 Score 88