Kenya Nyeri Gathaithi
Convincing brightness that comes off like lemon spritzed herbal tea, flavors of melon, apple, fresh mint, coconut water, sugarcane juice, shaved lemon.
Processing: Wet Process Kenya Type
Varietal: SL-28, SL-34
Gathaithi is both the name of the washing station where this coffee is processed, as well as the local Farmers Cooperative Society. Wet mills are referred to as "factories" in Kenya, each serving a particular micro-region. Gathaithi station is where the local members deliver their whole coffee cherry for processing: first pulping in a 3-disc "Kenya" style pulping machine, fermenting overnight, cherry skins washed away, and then soaked once more before the parchment coffee is laid out to dry on raised drying beds. There are currently 1250 coop members, and the average altitude is 1700 meters above sea level. Grade doesn't necessarily correlate to actual cup quality (until you get into C, TT, and below), but we did pick up both the AB and AA grades from the same outturn. AA and AB refer to screen size - 17 to 19 1/64 in., and 15 to 17 1/64 in. respectively.
Description from Coffee Shrub.