Kenya Gatugi Factory PB / 10 oz

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Kenya Gatugi Factory PB / 10 oz


Vibrant and juicy; tropical fruits of pineapple and papaya, tartness of cherry juice and lime pulp, sweetness of clover honey.

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MILL: Gatugi Factory
ALTITUDE: 1,900 meters
VARIETY: SL-28 Peaberry
PROCESS: Wet Process

We’ve waited all year and it is finally Kenya season. This year we have another top-notch super juicy peaberry from Nyeri for you. It is packed full of sweet tropical fruit, tart berry and pulpy citrus notes. You'll pick up pineapple and dried papaya on the front followed by tart cherry juice and heavy lime pulp. The finish is smooth and sweet with notes of clover honey.

Gatugi Factory sits at just under 1900 meters above sea level, right along the Ichamama River, which is fed from the Karima forest above. "Factories" are essentially small washing stations aligned with a particular "society" in Kenya, what we would call a "cooperative". Being one of the older Kenya FCS, our supplier is well aware of the quality coming out of Othaya and they have had the good fortune to buy a few stellar lots the past two years This lot was purchased direct, not through the Kenya auction system, so as to avoid the risk of losing out on it. To do this our supplier must pay a price that is higher than what the top auction bid might be, but it means securing the exact lot we want.

This is the peaberry outturn of the lot. Peaberries tend to make up about 5% of a harvest, a natural "mutation" of sorts where one of the two flatbeans dies, leaving the other to mature into a small rounded seed.