Kenya Gititu AA Coffee

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Fruity Flavours / Notes
Fruits
Natural Flavours / Notes
Natural
Plants And Vegetables Flavours / Notes
Plants & Vegetables
Cherry Hops & Boozey Rhubarb
Flavours & Notes
Quick Details
Origin(s): Kenya
Smooth
Brightness of Flavours
Crisp
Balanced & Pleasing
Bright & Crisp
Thin
Mouthfeel
Full Bodied
Delicate & Thin
Full Bodied & Rich
Medium Balanced
Balance of Flavours
Well Balanced
With Dominant Flavours
Coffee Specification
Roast Profile: Omniroasted for both filter and espresso
Processing Method: Washed
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More Information
Does this include caffeine? Yes, this product contains caffeine
Is this coffee available as pre-ground? Yes, pre-ground options available
Are there any specific product benefits?
Kenya Gititu AA Coffee

Gititu is situated on the slopes of Mt. Kenya near the town of Karatina within Nyeri district. At the Gititu factory, the coffee cherry is washed and pulped. This initially separates the dense beans from the immature ‘mbuni’s (floaters) using water floatation which means the denser beans will sink and be sent through channels to the fermentation tank. This first stage of fermentation will last for around 24 hours, after which the beans are washed and sent to the secondary fermentation tank for another 12-24 hours. Once the fermentation process is completed, the beans enter the washing channels where floaters are separated further and the dense beans are cleaned of mucilage. The washed beans will then enter soaking tanks where they can sit under clean water for as long as another 24 hours. This soaking process allows amino acids and proteins in the cellular structure of each bean to develop which results in higher levels of acidity and complex fruit flavours in the cup - it is thought that this process of soaking contributes to the flavour profiles that Kenyan coffees are so famed for.

Gititu Factory has built numerous seepage tanks to treat the water used in processing, to preserve the quality of the local streams. These streams feed the Chania River that flows through Nyeri, less than 2 kilometers downstream. The beans are then transferred to the initial drying tables where they are laid in a thin layer to allow around 50% of the moisture to be quickly removed. This first stage of drying can last around 6 hours before the beans are gathered and laid in thicker layers for the remaining 5-10 days of the drying period. The dry parchment coffee is then delivered to a private mill and put into ‘bodegas’ to rest – these are raised cells made of chicken wire which allows the coffee to breathe fully.

  • Origin: Kenya
  • Region: Mt Kenya, Nyeri District
  • Producer: Aghuti Farmers’ Cooperative Society
  • Altitude: 1700 - 1800 MASL
  • Variety: SL28 & SL34
  • Process: Washed
  • A proud moment for us, our first Kenya, and boy does it slap! Tasting so sweet and juicy with big rhubarb and cola flavours!
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