Stick Up Kids Transmission: Gatomboya, Kenya
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Location: Nyeri, Kenya
Process station: Gatomboya
Producer: Barichu Cooperative Society
Varietal: SL28/SL34 (AA)
Altitude: 1700 - 1800 masl
Processing method: Washed
Harvest date: 2018/2019
Flavour notes: Lime, apple and blackberry
The Gatomboya factory is one of those factories that shows us just how beautiful and complex Kenyan coffees can be.
The coffees are traditionally processed with dry fermentation, before washed and graded in channels, and dried on raised beds.
Gatomboya Factory (washing station) is part of the Barichu Co-operative Society. Gatomboya collects cherries from about 600 smallholders with an average of 0,4 hectares of coffees. Their total production is about 350 tons of cherries pr year. Fermentation is done with Fresh River Water from Gatomboya stream.
The Barichu Cooperative Society is located in Nyeri in Central Kenya. Nyeri is known for coffees with intense, complex, and flavor-dense cup profiles. It is made up of mainly smallholder farms, each with some 100 trees. They are organized in Cooperative Societies that acts as umbrella organizations for the Factories (wetmills), where the smallholders deliver their coffee cherries for processing.
The annual average rainfall in the area is 1400 mm. The temperatures are mainly between 14 and 25 Celsius. The soils around Mount Kenya is rich volcanic soils. Mainly Nitisol. Nitisols occur in highlands and on volcanic steep slopes. They are developed from volcanic rocks and have better chemical and physical properties than other tropical soils.
The main flowerings are in February – March, the main harvest from October to December and the coffees normally comes available for purchase between January and April.
This coffee is truly astounding. You'll find intense florals on the nose, peach candy flavours with a violet finish.
This coffee represents everything we love about Kenyan coffees, and shines in a variety of filter coffee brewing methods. It is also extremely limited so, cop it while you can!
Fresh batches roasted and shipped every week. 250g.