Kenyan coffees are our head roaster's favourite coffees. When the sample of this Gichathaini came through the post we were ecstatic.
Beautifully addictive deep sweetness. Thick, heavy mouthfeel, like stewed fruit squash. Light aromatic notes come through for a smart, dry finish.
Gichathaini is one of three factories (or washing stations) that together form the Gikanda Farmers’ cooperative society. The factory itself is owned by the coffee farmers who deliver cherries to the station. There are currently 897 members, of which roughly 770 are active and sell their coffees through the factory. One elected factory representative sit on the Gikanda FCS management committee and are involved in making major decisions for the factory and for the Gikanda society as a whole. The washing station itself is located on the Eastern side of Mt. Kenya national park about 6 km from the town of Karatina.
Timely and selective hand picking is carried out in Gichathaini wet mill. Cherry is delivered to wet mill the same day it is picked. Cherry sorting is carried out at the wet mill prior to the pulping. Red ripe cheries are separated from underipes, overipes and foreign matter. Processing utilizes clean river water (wet processing) that is recirculated before disposal into seepage pits. Sun drying is done before delivery of the coffee to the dry mill for secondary processing.
FREEUK SHIPPING FOR ALL COFFEES
We roast to order every Tuesday to ensure fresh coffee for all.
Orders that have been processed before 7am on Tuesday are always shipped 2nd Class on Wednesday, if not the day of roasting.
Items ordered after this time are unlikely to be processed until the following roast day. No roasted coffee that we send will be more than one day old at time of postage.