Specialty Coffee Advent Calendar – 2022
Taste profile: Juicy and sweet with notes of black currant.
Producer: Thirikwa Famers Cooperative Society
Variety: SL28, SL34 and Batian
Harvest Date: December 2021
Altitude: 1700 m.a.s.l.
Roasted by: da Matteo
In the hills surrounding Mount Kenya, just a short drive from Nairobi, lies the Gakuyuini Factory washing station. This station processes coffee cherries from 1500 producers, nearly half of whom are women. Kenya has a well-developed coffee trading structure that is highly transparent, allowing producers to receive a significant portion of the sales price for their coffee. Many washing stations, including Gakuyuini, take pride in returning as much of the sales price as possible to the producers, with some stations offering up to 90% of the selling price.