varietal: SL28, SL34, RUIRU11
ALTITUDE: 1600 - 1700
Processing: washed and sun dried
Owner: Gakuyu-ini Factory
location: Kirenyaga County, Kenya
Cup: score 88
Rhubarb, blood orange, sherbet, pineapple, honey
Gakuyu-ini washing station is located in beautiful, fertile and forested part of Kenyan Highlands. It is surrounded by thousands of smallholders subsistence farmers who grow coffee as a cash crop alongside potatoes, bananas, mangoes, avocados and some livestock - usually a cow or two for dairy production and some chickens for eggs and meat. The average smallholding is approximately 1700 masl, a factor which contributes to the fine flavor of the coffee. The growers have the advantage of deep and rich soils that were created from the ash of the extinct volcano - Mount Kenya.
This is a typical high altitude Kenyan with clean body, beautifully complex and well balanced.
Great cup if you like your coffees light and sparkly.