Roasted: June 02
Gatomboya is about 150km North of Nairobi and shares its borders with five other counties: Kirinyaga to the East, Meru to the North East, Laikipia to the North , Nyandarua to the West and Muranga to the South.
Gatomboya Factory is part of the Barichu Farmers Cooperative Society: Gatomboya, Gaturiri, Karindundu and Karatina.
Gatomboya has around 1,800 active members who farm roughly 540 hectares of coffee in total. Soils in the region are the classical deep red volcanic type and rich in organic matter. Rainfall is 1300 – 1500mm per year.
The mill processes over a tonne of cherries annually and has produced an exceptional washed coffee which is a blend of local varieties including SL28 and SL34.
- Grading: Extreme
- Notes: elegant, grapefruit, currants, dark chocolate, berries
- Body: moderate
- Acidity: sparkling citrus
- Roast: omniroast- filter or espresso
- Drink: from day 7