Importer: Genuine Origin
Our Gatubu AA microlot was produced by the Iyego Coffee Growers Co-operative in Kenya's, Muranga County. The Iyego Co-op represents nearly 670 farmers with an average farm size of 30 hectares. This microlot is mostly SL 28, SL 34 with small amounts of Ruiru 11.
Timely and selective hand picking is carried out in Gatubu. Cherry is delivered to wet mill the same day it is picked. Cherry sorting is carried out at the wet mill prior to the pulping. Red ripe cheries are separated from underipes, overipes and foreign matter. Processing utilizes clean river water (wet processing) that is recirculated before disposal into seepage pits. Sun drying on raised tables is done before delivery of the coffee to the dry mill for secondary processing.
The cup profile of this coffee is characterized by the classic, bracing acidity that is highly sought after with Kenyan coffees. Notes of sweetened black tea, grapefruit, and even cherry tomato make this one of the more interesting coffees in our lineup.
Varieties: SL-28, SL-34, Ruiru 11
Altitude: 1300-1950 masl