Kenya Gatomboya Coffee

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Kenya Gatomboya Coffee

from 8.50

A CREAMY COFFEE WITH FLAVOURS OF TINNED TANGERINES, PASSION FRUIT AND TOFFEE.

FARM – Cooperative Members
ALTITUDE – 1700 - 1900 MASL
LOCATION – Nyeri
PREPARATION – Fully washed
VARIETY – SL28 SL34

DELIVERY INFORMATION:
STANDARD DELIVERY ONLY £2 AND FREE DELIVERY ON ALL ORDERS OVER £25 USING CODE 'FREE25'

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Gatomboya Factory (washing station) is part of the Barichu Co-operative Society. Gatomboya collects cherries from about 600 smallholders with an average of 0,4 hectares of coffees. Their total production is about 350 tons of cherries per year. Fermentation is done with Fresh River Water from Gatomboya stream.

Gatomboya is a Kikuyu word meaning “swamp” due to the swampy area, which made it a good arrow roots cultivated area.

The Barichu Cooperative Society is located in Nyeri in Central Kenya. Nyeri is known for coffees with intense, complex, and flavour-dense cup profiles. It is made up of mainly smallholder farms, each with some 100 trees. They are organized in Cooperative Societies that act as umbrella organizations for the Factories (wet mills), where the small­holders deliver their coffee cherries for processing.

The annual average rainfall in the area is 1400 mm. The temperatures are mainly between 14 and 25 Celsius. The soils around Mount Kenya is rich volcanic soils. Mainly Nitisol. Nitisols occur in highlands and on volcanic steep slopes. They are developed from volcanic rocks and have better chemical and physical properties than other tropical soils.