The Gichathaini Factory, also known as a wet mill, is situated on the western slopes of Mt. Kenya. This factory collaborates with smallholder coffee producers who belong to the Gikanda Farmers' Cooperative Society. Approximately 770 active members participate in the Factory's coffee production, contributing their yield from small plots, each covering an area of one hectare or less.
Bag Size: 10 oz (283 g)
Roast: Light Roast
Origin: Nyeri, Central Province, Kenya
Elevation: 1600-1900 MASL
Varietal: SL 28, SL 14
Process: Fully Washed & Dried on Raised Beds
Roaster Tasting Notes: Red Currant, Lemonade, Tangerine, Bright & Juicy
We Tasted: Pomelo, Blackberry, Lime, Tea-Like
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Grind Size: 8 on Ode
Total Brew Time: 2:30-3:00mins