Gakuyu-ini is a single washing station that constitutes Thirikwa Cooperative in Kirinyaga county at the Southern slopes of the Mt Kenya Highlands. Here, rich and fertile red volcanic soils and plenty of rainfall result in high quality coffee with a wonderful complexity. The Cooperative includes 1600 small scale farmers who practice mixed farming, growing their own food in addition to coffee. The varietals planted here include SL28, Ruiru 11 and Batian.
This particular coffee is fully washed before it is delivered to the washing station. After pulping the parchment is fermented and washed with clean water from Kiri river before it is dried on raised beds.
We're tasting walnut, black currant, and mandarin orange.
Region - Kirinyaga Varietals - SL28, Ruiru 11, Batian Process - Washed