Gakundu coffee factory is located in Embu county in the central part of Kenya. The county borders to Mount Kenya, one of the most well-respected coffee growing regions in the world. The main harvest for Gakundu is from October through February. Varieties grown are typical for Kenya: SL-28, Ruiru 11, and Batian. Gakundu Farmer’s Cooperative Society is located at Ngandori West, Kairuri sub-location in Embu county. It has 60% of SL 28, Ruiru 35% and Batian 5%. The factory lies at an altitude of about 1650m above sea level in a region with red soil. The area experiences moderate bimodal rainfall of about 1100mm p.a. with temperatures ranging between 13-25 degrees Celsius. The long rains fall between March-May while the short rains come between October and December. Gakundu farms have two cropping seasons: Late crop starting at the end of September to mid-January contributing 60%, and early crop starting from April to July and contributing 40% of the total annual production.
Region: Embu County
Producer: Gakundu Farmers Cooperative Society
Varietal: SL28, Ruiru 11, Batian
Taste Notes: Red Currant, Gooseberry, Rhubarb