Kenya Gachuiro AA
blackcurrant, maple, orange candy
Varieties: SL28 & SL34, Ruiru 11
Processing: Fully washed
Gachuiro AA is the jewel in the crown of the 3 different screen sizes. AA is the largest sorting of beans and therefore the most sought after and prized. It is distinct when cupped next to the AB and PB lots for its deep syrupy sweetness, pleasant fruit and clarity. 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.