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Kenya | Gakuyu

Light Roast 87
Roast Level Chart
The units of measurement used in the chart are the AGTRON GOURMET SCALE and have been taken from ground samples, the value "zero" corelates to pure carbon while values over 100 are rated as extremely light.
ROAST LEVEL TASTE PROFILE  COFFEE EXAMPLE
LIGHT

86 to 100

Fruits, Sweet Kenya Blue Mountain AA (89)
MEDIUM 70 to 85 Caramelized Sugar, Mellow Team (80)
DARK 44 to 69 Smoky, Dark Chocolate St. Vincent (61)
VERY DARK 20 to 43 Very Smoky, Liquorice, Burnt Full French (34)

 *Higher numbers = Lighter roast

*Lower numbers = Darker roast

 

Weight: 250G
Grind: Wholebean

Description

Gakuyu FCS is a two wet mill society named Ndimaini and Kirigu. The cooperative society was registered on 28th October 1996 and the main office is located at Ndimaini wet mill, the source for this coffee.

Current total membership of the cooperative is 2506 active members out of which 827 are female and 1646 are male. The Society is managed by nine elected members of the board of management, whilst executive authority of the society lies with the five elected members (4 male, 1 female) of the management committee.

Selective hand picking of red ripe cherries is practiced by farmers of Ndimaini wet mill, with harvested cherries delivered for pulping at the wet mill the same day.

After pulping, the pulped beans are fermented for mucilage removal for 16-18 hours. Thereafter the beans are washed and graded. Parchment is dried under the sun to a moisture content of 10.5 -11.5%. The dry parchment is then hulled, graded, sorted, and bagged, finally being marketed by Sustainable Management Services Ltd through the Nairobi Coffee Exchange Auction.

VARIETAL

Batian, Ruiru, SL28, SL34

ALTITUDE

1779 metres above sea level

PROCESSING

Washed

TASTE

Blackcurrant, Cola, Peach

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