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AA Gakuyu Ini Kirinyaga, Kenya - DarkStar Coffee

AA Gakuyu Ini Kirinyaga, Kenya

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Blackcurrant, Plum, Melon

    Origin Information

    Founded in 1997 after the Ngariama Society split due to the liberalization of 1996, the Gakuyu-ini washing station is the only factory in the small town of Kiamutugu.

    At the foothills of Mount Kenya, the Gakuyu-ini washing station cultivates around 250 coffee trees. Harvests are small, therefore cherry classification is the most critical variable in ensuring cup quality.

    Cherries are picked and sorted by hand, before they are put in water to remove floating fruits which are less dense. They are then depulped, fermented, washed and for a long period of time, the cherries are soaked in fresh water to allow the famous Kenyan profiles to shine. Later, the beans are carefully left to dry on raised beds that have been constructed to ensure proper air circulation and temperature control for optimal drying.

    This coffee should showcase a sweet, clean and balanced cup with flavours and aromas of blackcurrants, plum and melon.

    Technical Information

    Country: Kenya
    Region: Kirinyaga
    Altitude: 1,600 masl
    Process: Washed
    Producer Gakuyu Ini
    Variety: SL-28 & SL-34
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