Kenya Gakuyuini (Washed)
This year we bought several small amounts of our favorite Kenyan coffees. They all match the classic profile you can expect from a Kenyan coffee but all showing another aspect of the beauty of this origin. This second Kenya of the year stands out for its exceptional mouthwatering juiciness and light but layered profile.
Slopes of Mount Kenya
The production of the cherries is done by several smallholders who grew their cherries in the perfect conditions of the slopes of Mount Kenya. The farmers deliver their cherries to the Gakuyuini factory which is a member of the larger Thirikwa Farmers Cooperative Society.
Then the coffee is ‘’wet-processed’’. They use a disc pulper to carefully remove the skin and fruit before fermenting it overnight to break down the sugars. Then the coffee is cleaned, soaked and spread out on raised drying tables. Depending on the climate, temperature and volume of the coffee it takes about 7 to 15 days to dry.
Light roasted coffee beans
We roasted this coffee fairly light and found out this coffee expressed its juiciness the best by reducing the amount of energy we add at the start of the roast.
Fruity Coffee from Kenya
Expect a super juicy and complex coffee with a very layered flavour profile. We found Red Currant, Strawberry and Mandarin with a lingering floral finish.
|Washing Station||The Thiririka FCS|
|Producer||Various Smallholder Farms|
|Variety||SL28, SL34, Ruiru 11, Batian|
|Flavour Notes||Red Currant, Strawberry, Mandarin|