Kenya Gachuiro AB
redcurrant, maple, peach
Varieties: SL28 & SL34, Ruiru 11
Processing: Fully washed
Gachuiro AB Returns as our first Kenyan offering from this year’s harvest. This heavily bodied coffee is tropical, floral, jammy, and has rich caramelized sugar notes. It is so complex in flavor but still tastes round and finishes nicely. We are very excited for you all to try it.
Gachuiro has 680 members(mostly female farmers), 450 are active. The machine operator at the station is Lenard Maina. He’s been operating the machine for over 18 years there. After wet-milling, the pulp gets pumped up by the road so the farms have easier access to it for fertilizer. The coffee then spends 10 days drying in the sun, but the average time is 14.
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. It was once home to a tribe of Maasai who later moved to Kieni. This process of pushing them out of the area, however, seemed to be a lengthy process, this gave birth to the farm's name.