About this coffee
NOTES:CHERRY, RED APPLE AND LIME CITRUS WITH A FINISH OF RAISINS AND MILK CHOCOLATE
Gichathaini is one of three factories (or washing stations) that together form the Gikanda Farmers’ cooperative society. There are currently 897 members, of which roughly 770 are active and sell their coffees through the factory. The washing station itself is located on the Eastern side of Mt. Kenya national park about 6 km from the town of Karatina The conditions for coffee growing are near perfect: there is abundant rainfall throughout the year, with concentrated wet periods between March-June and October- December.
The average daily temperatures range from 15 C to 26 C with considerable cooling taking place at night. The water used at the station for fermenting and washing the coffee is drawn from the nearby Ragati river using gravity-fed channels and is re-circulated during processing for conservation purposes. After use it is moved into soak pits away from water sources so that it does not pollute the area
This always goes well as an espresso. A milk coffee simply dulls the gorgeous notes intrinsic to Kenyan Beans.