24 Sep '12, 8am
#musthavesome @hasbean "In the cup its a blackcurrant fest... I wrote blackcurrant 5 times & at the bottom put ribena."
I like kenyans, most coffee roasters do. I look back to a time when I had my first Kenyan, called Gethumbwini an amazing coffee. Well the day I cupped this one, I was taken back in time. Take a look here Gachirago washing station lies close to the small village of Gaitheri, around 40km south of the town of Nyeri in the fertile highlands of Central Kenya between Mount Kenya and the Aberdare Mountains. The washing station is located at around 1,400 metres above sea level, in a region know for its highly fertile red loam soil. Some 1,400 farmers from the surrounding area deliver cherries to Gachirago, around one third of whom are women. Farm sizes are very small – averaging only 200 trees (that’s about one tenth of a hectare) – and so families also grow food crops such as maize and beans for their own consumption. The coffee trees are a mixture of SL28 and SL34, which grow in...