Gicherori AA, Kenya
Harvested: Winter 2017-2018
Variety: SL 28, SL 34, Ruiru 11
Location: Embu County, Kenya
Tastes Like: blackberry jam, lemon, red currant
Grown By: Kibugu Farmers Cooperative Society
One of the newest “factories” we’re working with is located in eastern Embu County, on the slopes of Mt. Kenya. Gicherori Factory is part of the Kibugu Farmers Cooperative Society and boasts a active membership of about 850 small producers from seven villages in the area. These producers cultivate the SL28, SL34 and Ruiru 11 varieties on small plots around 1800 meters above sea level. Coﬀees are delivered to the washing station, disc depulped, and then sent to fermentation tanks. There the coﬀee dry ferments for 18-24 hours before it is graded and rinsed clean in concrete channels. The resulting coﬀee is then soaked in a second tank before being taken to raised beds to dry. One of the finest Kenyan coffees we've ever tasted!