Kenya AA-Top Gatina

Region: Nyeri

Producer: Gatina Washing Station

Processing: Washed, and fermented overnight, dried on rasied beds.

Variety: Ruiru 11, SL28, SL34

Altitude: >1800m




This coffee is AA Top grade from the Gatina Coffee Factory in the Nyeri District of Kenya's Central Province.

Literally a stones through from the Nyeri-Kirinyaga boarder is Gatina Coffee Factory. Together with four other factories; Kagumoini, Kiamabara, Kieni and Gathuga, it belongs tothe Mugaga Farmers Cooperative Society. Its membership currently stands at 681 which 527 are active farmers while 154 are inactive farmers. The factory has 3 representatives in the Coops management committee.

The long term goal for Gatina & Mugaga FCS is to increase coffee production through farmer training, input access, Good Agricultural Practice seminars, and a sustainable farming handbook that's updated and distributed annually. "Our wish is to establish a transparent, trust based relationship with the farmer, helping to support a sustained industry growth in Kenya, whilst bringing premium quality to our customers, and premium prices to the farmers."

Due to the large volume Gatina produces and the nature of the land it resides on (along narrow corridor a top a hill) the movement of cherry is a lot more involved than most other factories. Coffee is received, sorted, pulped, fermented and washed at the base of the hill. It's then pumped or carried to the highest corner of the hill where the drying beds start


In the cup, Sweet and savory, with grapefruit, lemongrass, toffee, tamarind and good structure

price: $16.50

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