Kenya - AB Gichataini TOH #5 (Competition Lot)

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We fell in love with the coffee from Karatina, Kenya Kiamana and we knew that we had to get this one too. Hailing from the same district, Karantina has been producing a quality Specialty Kenyan coffee for the year 2020.
 
This coffee is processed by the Gigchataini washing station and the coffee comes from the Gikanda Farmers Cooperative Society (FCS). Gichataini Factory is a one of the 3 coffee washing station in Nyeri. The washing station is owned by the Gikanda FCS.

The Gikanda FCS consist of 1050 member and all of the members sent their coffee to the washing station owned by the Gikanda FCS. The Gikanda FCS owns 2 other washing station which is located in Nyeri. The Gichataini Washing station is located 6km from the Karantina town, and most of the coffees that is sent to this station is planted in Karantina.

Coffee is picked and delivered to the factory, before it is depulped during the same day as delivery. The pulped cherry is then fermented overnight and washed using water from Ragati river which is next to the washing station. Once the washing proess is done, the coffee is then placed on the raised African beds for the drying purpose. The water used is for the washing processed is sent to a soaking pits and it is not discharged back to the Ragati River. Water is then absorbed naturally and the remnants in the pits is used to make fertilizers.
 
This coffee from the Gichataini is a Competition lot for the 2020 Kenya National Taste of Harvest Competition. The washing station obtain 88.00 pts for during the event. The coffee was ranked #5 during this competition
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In the cup, The dry fragrance is citrus, grapefruit, lime, grapefruit, and dried cranberry. You can feel the flavors of citrus, lime and grapefruit at the first entrance. In the middle and late segments, the sweet and sour cranberry juice, with a floral aroma, is bright and solid, if the juice is sweet and juicy.

Variety : SL-28
Altitude : 1700-1900 masl
Process : Kenyan Washed
Origin : Karatina, Nyeri