Kenya AA Gakuyu Coffee
Our Kenya AA Gakuyu Coffee is extremely popular due its consistently high quality. A rounded body with blackcurrant, cola and peach flavour notes.
About the farm
Gakuyu FCS is a two wet mill society named Ndimaini and Kirigu. The cooperative society was registered on 28th October 1996 and the main office is located at Ndimaini wet mill, the source for this coffee. Current total membership of the cooperative is 2506 active members out of which 827 are female and 1646 are male. The Society is managed by nine elected members of the board of management, whilst executive authority of the society lies with the five elected members (4 male, 1 female) of the management committee.
The management committee monitors day to day operation, make strategic decisions and reports to farmers in the Annual General Meeting, and Special General Meetings. The secretary manager is responsible for day to day management and administrative activities of the society. The society has a workforce of 11 permanent staff and 5 seasonal workers whose number vary with production. Seasonal workers are often increased during peak season.
Selective hand picking of red ripe cherries is practiced by farmers of Ndimaini wet mill, with harvested cherries delivered for pulping at the wet mill the same day.
After pulping, the pulped beans are fermented for mucilage removal for 16-18 hours. Thereafter the beans are washed and graded. Parchment is dried under the sun to a moisture content of 10.5 -11.5%. The dry parchment is then hulled, graded, sorted, and bagged, finally being marketed by Sustainable Management Services Ltd through the Nairobi Coffee Exchange Auction.
Our standard bags are filled with 240g of coffee. We recommend storing your coffee in an airtight container, not in the fridge. Once opened, consume within 2-3 weeks.
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Washed at 1779 masl
Blackcurrant, cola and peach