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Kenya Gachatha AA Filter Coffee

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Chocolates And Sugars Flavours / Notes
Chocolate & SugarsChoc & Sugars
Citrus And Floral Flavours / Notes
Citrus & Floral
Fruity Flavours / Notes
Natural Flavours / Notes
Plants And Vegetables Flavours / Notes
Plants & Vegetables
Hops & Boozey Lime Pomegranate Rhubarb Rose White Chocolate
Flavours & Notes
Quick Details
Origin(s): Kenya
Brightness of Flavours
Balanced & Pleasing
Bright & Crisp
Full Bodied
Delicate & Thin
Full Bodied & Rich
Medium Balanced
Balance of Flavours
Well Balanced
With Dominant Flavours
Coffee Specification
Roast Profile: Roasted for Filter Omniroasted for both filter and espresso
Processing Method: Washed
Cupping Score: You can score this one...
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 Gachatha AA Filter Coffee
Sparkling and crisp, look for aromas of rhubarb & rose petals. A tart, lime-like acidity complements sweet pomegranate before a white chocolate finish.

Featuring in our range for the fourth year, we’re absolutely loving the vibrant, fruity characteristics found in this AA lot from the Gachatha washing station. It is fast becoming our go-to coffee to brew over ice on sunny days.

The 900 active members of the Gachatha Farmers’ Co-operative Society are smallhold producers responsible for growing the coffee that is delivered to, and processed at, the Gachatha washing station, or Coffee Factory as it is typically called in Kenya. On average they tend to around 300 coffee trees and, through the FCS and their partnership with Coffee Management Services (CMS), gain access to loans for school fees, subsidies on inputs for their plants and training in agronomy to boost productivity and vigour.

The varieties grown in the Nyeri region of Kenya are predominantly SL28 and SL34, with Batian and Ruiru 11 varieties becoming a lot more common. The conditions in the villages of Muthuaini, Thiriku, Gachenge, and Kianjau that surround the factory have deep, fertile and well-draining soils which are deep red in colour and rich with volcanic deposits, making them well suited to high quality coffee production.
  • Process: Traditionally depulped, fermented overnight, fully washed & soaked, dried on raised beds.
  • Variety: SL28, SL34, Batian & Ruiru 11
  • Region: Kihora, Nyeri
  • Country: Kenya
  • Altitude: 1,800 to 2,100 metres
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