Kenya Gatuya AA - Microlot

$22.75

Sweet, juicy and complex SL-28 and SL-34 offering from the Muranga region.  Sweet, savory and brisk with notes reminiscent of Dr Pepper cola, grapefruit, blackberry and plum.

ORIGIN kenya
REGION muranga
FARM various smallholders of the murarandia farmers coop society
VARIETY SL-28, SL-34
ALTITUDE 1850 m
PROCESS Washed

"The Gatuya Coffee Factory is one of two washing stations operated by the New Murarandia Farmers Cooperative Society, which has a total of around 3,500 smallholder producer members. Each farmer owns about 1/5th to 1/3rd of a hectare and delivers coffee in cherry to the factory.

Coffee in Kenya is typically traceable down to the factory, or mill level: Most farmers own between 1/8 to 1/4 of a hectare, and often grow crops other than coffee as well, which means they rely on a central processing unit for sale and processing of their coffee. Producers deliver in cherry form to a factory, where the cooperative will sort, weigh, and issue payment for the delivery. The coffee is then blended with the rest of the day's deliveries and goes on to be processed. Because of this system, which serves many hundreds to several thoughts of smallholder farmers per factory, there is limited traceability down to the individual producers whose coffee comprises the lots."