Sweet, bright and clean SL-28 and SL-34 offering from the Othaya Farmers' Cooperative Society.
Notes of spiced black currant tea, blackberry fruit, plum, citrus, maple sweetness.
FARM Othaya Farmers' Cooperative Society, Gatugi Factory
VARIETY SL-28, SL-34
ALTITUDE 1600-1800 m
"Gatugi Factory is part of the giant Othaya Farmers' Cooperative Society (FCS). The FCS is a co-op located in Othaya Division, Nyeri County. Founded in 1950 Othaya FCS is the largest cooperative in Nyeri County. The cooperative boasts approximately 15,000 members with roughly 2000 ha under coffee.
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."