||Kenya Gachami AA Washed 2013
||Varietal: SL 28 and SL 32
Gachami coffee factory (or wet mill / washing station what ever you like to call it), is located in the Kirinyaga district of Central Kenya, and is seven KM from the closest town of Kianyaga. The district lies close to Mt. Kenya, and enjoys good elevations of between around 1600-1800 meters above sea level: ideal conditions for growing amazing coffee.
Built in the early 1970’s, Gachami later joined other factories in the area to form the Baragwi Coffee Farmer’s Society and is one of 11 mills under the society's control.
There are 1472 members of the society that are growing and active cooperative members at Gachami from five surrounding villages. Growers in this area have on average one hectare on which to grow their crops, and most are within walking distance of the mill. Located on the slopes of Aberdare mountain range, these growers have a mixture of SL28 and SL34 varietal coffee trees.
In the cup this has a lively citrus acidity with a fruit sweetness and is very clean. It has a fizz that makes the tongue tingle with satsuma zest and lemon rind, whilst hanging on to that sweetness that makes it such a complex cup.
Coffee: Kenya Gachami AA – Lot A008
Farm: Baragwi Farmers co-operative society
Varietal(s): SL 28 and SL 32
Processing: Wet processed and sun dried on raised tables
Owner: Baragwi Farmers Co-operative society
Altitude: 1600-1800 meters above sea level
Region: Central Kenya
Harvest months: October - December
Just past first crack, maybe barely into second if you must, but this is a great medium roast coffee so don't spoil it.
"Quick Look" Guide:
Citrus, fruit sweetness, fizzy, satsuma, lemon rind, complex.
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