Kenya Gatuya


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Gatuya is a washing station, or “factory” as they are referred to in Kenya, located in Muranga. Operated by the New Murarandia Farmers Cooperative Society, Gatuya services close to 3500 smallholder producers. These producers, on average, own less than half a hectare of land to grow coffee on, and combine their harvests to bring coffee in cherry to Gatuya.

Even though this method of coffee production makes traceability difficult, the quality of coffees from washing stations like Gatuya is high - a testament to the smallholder producers and systems that allow them to grow and sell their coffee on the market, whom might otherwise be unable to trade their coffees were it not for factories and cooperatives.

This is our second year purchasing coffee from the Gatuya factory, and we’re excited to find all of the wonderful flavors we tried last year from this coffee. Gatuya has a balance of complex acidity and high sweetness, reminding us of ripe pineapple and crisp green apple. We’re pleased to roast and share this coffee once again.

Country / Kenya

Producer / Various smallholder producers

Location / Muranga

Process / Washed

Variety / SL-28, SL-34, Ruiru 11, Batian, K7

Altitude / 1850 masl

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