Kenya

Gatomboya AA 250g

Hibiscus-like florals in the aroma, then blackberry jam, moving towards a softer grape-like finish.
  • Classic Kenyan taste profile.
  • From the famed Nyeri region.
  • Whole Bean Coffee - 250g.
  • Optimal brew: Filter 4-30 days | Espresso 10-60 days.
  • Release date: 3rd of December.

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Worldwide 50 DKK ($7.9 / €6.7)
Domestic from 29 DKK

FREE SHIPPING TO 40+ COUNTRIES

On all orders above 400 DKK (€54 / $63)*

WE ONLY SHIP FRESH ROASTS

Shipping Tuesday and Thursday

Expect notes of:

Blackberries

Grape

Hibiscus

Kenya

Gatomboya AA

Gatomboya comes from a local dialect word meaning swamp, referring to the damp area around the Kirigu river, that runs by the washing station. This is the name given to this coffee factory, one of four owned by the Barichu Farmers Cooperative Society. The factory was initially built in 1987 under a different society, but became part of Barichu in 1996. There are currently just under 700 active members delivering cherry to the mill, which produces around 450 tonnes of green coffee every year. The factory is located just outside the town of Karatina, in the Nyeri region, close to the border with Kirinyaga.

Kenya

Cooperatives

East Africa is one of our favourite regions for coffee, but can often be somewhat difficult to work in, due to a perceived lack of transparency and traceability. Instead of exporting from single farms, Kenya and Ethiopia operate on similar systems, where small-holder farmers are part of cooperatives, delivering their harvested cherries to wet mills owned by the cooperative to be processed. The cooperative then pays a price to each farmer for their cherries, depending on the quality and quantity they delivered to the mill, and on the price they receive from green coffee buyers for the processed product. Cooperatives often employ a mill manager, a very important role, as they are ultimately responsible for the quality of the mill’s output. Their stewardship of coffee fermentation is a huge factor, but the quality of raw cherries arriving at the mill is also important to control. Careful sorting can help, but often managers will reject damaged or unripe cherries before they even enter the mill. Many cooperatives also pool their resources to provide support to their members, such as visits from agronomists, and low interest loans for investment in farms.

Technical
Data

Cooperative Barichu FCS
Region Nyeri
Varietals SL28 SL34
Altitude 1650-1800 masl
Process Washed
Harvest January 2018

Process
Washed

The washed process involves completely removing both the cherry and the mucilage from the outside of the parchment with the use of friction, fermentation and water. After being harvested, the coffee cherry is then sliced open by either a metal or a sharp plastic blade. The two seeds (also known as beans) are pushed out of the cherry, which leaves the seed with mucilage as their outermost layer. It is essential in the washed process that all mucilage is removed from the seed which leaves only the flavor that developed in the cell structure of the seed prior to processing.

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La Cabra Tote Bag

Our tote bag is made of a heavy and sturdy cotton with print on both sides. Inside there is a small pocket to conveniently store small items. The tote bag has been designed to be an over the shoulder tote bag with a flat bottom making it easy to set aside on the ground.

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Hibiscus-like florals in the aroma, then blackberry jam, moving towards a softer grape-like finish.
  • Classic Kenyan taste profile.
  • From the famed Nyeri region.
  • Whole Bean Coffee - 250g.
  • Optimal brew: Filter 4-30 days | Espresso 10-60 days.
  • Release date: 3rd of December.

Flat rate shipping

Worldwide 50 DKK ($7.9 / €6.7)
Domestic from 29 DKK

FREE SHIPPING TO 40+ COUNTRIES

On all orders above 400 DKK (€54 / $63)*

WE ONLY SHIP FRESH ROASTS

Shipping Tuesday and Thursday

Expect notes of:

Blackberries

Grape

Hibiscus

Kenya

Gatomboya AA

Gatomboya comes from a local dialect word meaning swamp, referring to the damp area around the Kirigu river, that runs by the washing station. This is the name given to this coffee factory, one of four owned by the Barichu Farmers Cooperative Society. The factory was initially built in 1987 under a different society, but became part of Barichu in 1996. There are currently just under 700 active members delivering cherry to the mill, which produces around 450 tonnes of green coffee every year. The factory is located just outside the town of Karatina, in the Nyeri region, close to the border with Kirinyaga.

Kenya

Cooperatives

East Africa is one of our favourite regions for coffee, but can often be somewhat difficult to work in, due to a perceived lack of transparency and traceability. Instead of exporting from single farms, Kenya and Ethiopia operate on similar systems, where small-holder farmers are part of cooperatives, delivering their harvested cherries to wet mills owned by the cooperative to be processed. The cooperative then pays a price to each farmer for their cherries, depending on the quality and quantity they delivered to the mill, and on the price they receive from green coffee buyers for the processed product. Cooperatives often employ a mill manager, a very important role, as they are ultimately responsible for the quality of the mill’s output. Their stewardship of coffee fermentation is a huge factor, but the quality of raw cherries arriving at the mill is also important to control. Careful sorting can help, but often managers will reject damaged or unripe cherries before they even enter the mill. Many cooperatives also pool their resources to provide support to their members, such as visits from agronomists, and low interest loans for investment in farms.

Technical
Data

Cooperative Barichu FCS
Region Nyeri
Varietals SL28 SL34
Altitude 1650-1800 masl
Process Washed
Harvest January 2018

Process
Washed

The washed process involves completely removing both the cherry and the mucilage from the outside of the parchment with the use of friction, fermentation and water. After being harvested, the coffee cherry is then sliced open by either a metal or a sharp plastic blade. The two seeds (also known as beans) are pushed out of the cherry, which leaves the seed with mucilage as their outermost layer. It is essential in the washed process that all mucilage is removed from the seed which leaves only the flavor that developed in the cell structure of the seed prior to processing.

Custom made
La Cabra Tote Bag

Our tote bag is made of a heavy and sturdy cotton with print on both sides. Inside there is a small pocket to conveniently store small items. The tote bag has been designed to be an over the shoulder tote bag with a flat bottom making it easy to set aside on the ground.

Buy

La Cabra

Brew Guides

You can brew our coffees any way you want it is just a matter of the right ratios.

Chemex

Espro press

Hario V60

Aeropress

Get notified

Sign up to our email service to get notifed with the release of new coffees.