Kenya Gachuiro AB
coconut sugar, guava, black currant
Varieties: SL28, SL34, Ruiru 11
Processing: Fully washed
Gachuiro sits in the fertile Central Highlands of Kenya, about a hundred and fifty kilometers north of Nairobi. The cooperative has four hundred and fifty active members, most of whom are female farmers. The name “Gachuiro” comes from the local Kikuyu people. The translation means "to wait for too long". This is a reference to the area where the Gachuiro factory currently sits, once home to a tribe of Maasai who later moved to Kieni. Pushing them from the area turned out to be a lengthy process, giving birth to the farm's name.
After wet-milling, the pulp is pumped up to the road so the farms have easier access to it, repurposing it as fertilizer. The coffee then spends almost two weeks drying in the sun on raised beds. Kenyacof in Nairobi receives Gachuiro’s coffee for us, mills it, and vacuum packs it before it is shipped to us. This lot is floral and a delightful, classic Nyeri coffee with heightened black currant notes.