A wonderful microlot coffee! The beans are dense, with a huge classic black currant acidity, sweet plum, candied cherries and juicy orange.
Following the first plantings of coffee in Kenya in the late 19th century, this country has developed some of the most sophisticated coffee production, processing and marketing systems on the African continent. Kenya coffee is generally regarded as the most popular of the African coffees, and is typically grown on the sides of mountains, such as Mt. Kenya, at an elevation of 4,200 to 6,800 feet. It is mainly grown on small estates and processed at one of several mills.
Kenya Nyeri Gatugi coffee is sourced from family-owned farms organized around the Gatugi Factory (wet mill) in Nyeri County, Kenya, on the eastern slopes of the Aberdares mountain ranges. The coffee produced there benefits from the forested mountain range’s fertile soil. This lot, grown by smallholder farmer members of the Othaya Cooperative, a collective of around 20 washing stations in and around Nyeri County. .
The county is bordered on the west by the Aberdares range, and on the northeast by Mount Kenya. In all of Africa, only Kilimanjaro tops the maximum elevation of Mount Kenya
The Gatugi Factory processes coffee from farmers who generally have half-acre plots averaging 250 coffee trees shaded with bananas, gravelia, and macadamia trees. Farmers are members of the Othaya Farming Cooperative Society, which has its own dry mill operation in Gatuyaini.