Kenya - Gathaithi
We are excited about our newest coffee - Gathaithi. Since 2020 - Jon wanted to offer a Kenya right off the bat. Due to limited funds, we weren't able to offer an amazing Kenya coffee.
Gathaithi Farmer’s Cooperative Society is located on a saddle between Mt. Kenya and the Aberdare ranges, putting it at the center of Kenya’s Central Highlands. Their factory is a short drive north of Nairobi.
In 2000 these farmers spun off from the Giant Tetu Coffee Farmers Society, and now, membership numbers are 1,542. - these are active members, in part because funds set aside from the previous year’s harvest are used to provide pre-financing for school fees, access to farm inputs and funds for emergency needs.
Kenya is an enigma. It occupies a top spot in specialty – Kenyan top lots are always amongst the most expensive of any harvest. But yet it’s a country where coffee production is dropping year over year. Kenya is a place where traceability is given, but knowing what you want and how to get it are two different things. Rarely do we find partners more capable, and loyalties more difficult to navigate than we do in Kenya. For all the aforementioned reasons, competition in Kenya is fierce, making prized coffees feel even more of a success.
Region: Nyeri County, Tetu District
Altitude: 1650 MASL
Variety: SL28, SL34
Harvest: November - January
Tasting Note : Red Current, Honeysuckle, Sweet Corn
please reach out to Jon for any brewing questions!