Kenya Gakuyuini AA 2011


Bean name Kenya Gakuyuini AA 2011
Country Kenya
Region Kirinyaga East District, Ngiriambu District
Other info Varietal: SL28, SL34 and some Ruiru 11


Farmers in Thirikwa planted their first coffee trees in I952. This coop has one wet mill, namely Gakuyuini. The coop is located within Ngariama Location, Gichugu Division, Kirinyaga East District on the southern slopes of Mount Kenya.

The coop is managed by an elected board of 5 members elected from 5 wards: Mukure, Wakaboro, Gituba, Gacigoini and Githiru. The coop is headed by a Secretary Manager who oversees the day to day running of the coop under the supervision of the board.

The wet mill has a membership of 1,835 farmers.

In the cup expect lemon, but not your normal lemon, it reminds me of a lemon cream puff biscuit, super bright whilst retaining good body, super acidity with an aftertaste of pear. When cupping the Kenyans this year we all thought about colours to describe them, and If it were a colour this cwould be yellow and green. I know it sounds ridiculous but try it and I am sure you will agree with me.

Coffee: Kenya Gakuyuini AA

Varietal(s): SL28 SL34 and some Ruiru 11

Processing: fully washed,

Owner: Thirikwa Farmers Cooperative Society

Altitude: 1700-1900 masl

City: Central Kenya,Kirinyaga East District, Gichugu

Region: Ngiriambu District

Country: Kenya

Roasting Information:
Just past first crack, keep this light to enjoy the delicate fruit and creamy goodness. Don't take this anywhere near second crack.

"Quick Look" Guide:
Lemon cream puff, super bright acidity, pear.

Good Filter: Yes, Good Espresso: No

Cupping notes

Clean cup 7/8
Sweetness 7/8
Acidity 8/8
Mouthfeel 7/8
Flavour 8/8
Aftertaste 8/8
Balance 7/8
Overall 7/8
Correction +36
Total 95

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