Gatunyu Kigio Farmers Cooperative Society (FCS) is headquartered in the Gatanga sub-county of Murang’a County. The society was registered on November 20, 1995. This coffee from Kenya is a blend of SL28 and SL34 varieties grown by the Gatunyu Kigio Farmers in Muranga. In the cup, we taste warm and exciting notes of sparkling lemon, plum, lime, muscovado sugar, and sun dried tomato with the sweetness lingering a moment longer. The catchment area of the society includes two rivers called Gatunyu and Kigio from which the waters are used for coffee processing. The coffee itself comes from Muranga County on the foothills of the Aberdare range and is grown at approximately 1750-1850m ASL in red volcanic soils rich in organic matter. This leads to a distinct character of the coffee and a unique cup profile.
Producer: 460 Smallholders, Sagana Mill
Varietal: Mainly SL 28 and SL 34, and about 10% Ruiru 11 mixed with Batian
Process: Washed. Like the majority of Kenyans coffee this coffee undergoes the washed processing method. Upon delivery to the factory the coffee is pulped, washed and dried slowly over 2- 3 weeks where the moisture content is reduced to 10-12%. Drying varies with the weather. Upon drying (called parchment) it is then milled into green bean form.
Taste notes: Plum, lime, muscovado sugar