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Gachami Kenya

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Our Gachami Kenya is sourced from family-owned farms organized around the Gachami Factory (wet mill) in Kirinyaga County, a coffee-growing region in the fertile foothills of Mount Kenya. Farmer plots are so small that size is gauged by the number of trees rather than measurements of land. Farmers who process their coffee at the Gachami Factory are members of the Baragwi Farming Cooperative Society, which was established in 1953 and currently has almost 17,000 members.

A JBC female-forward coffee: Baragwi aims to improve the lives of Kenyan women in rural communities. They recently implemented a women’s group called the Mount Kenya Project, which was created to improve quality of life through socio-economic projects aimed at reducing poverty and increasing business knowledge.    

Coffee Review

Coffee Review

94 pts      Aroma: 9    Body: 9    Flavor:   Acidity/Structure: 9    Aftertaste: 8

Blind Assessment: Rich-toned, crisply sweet. Passionfruit, agave syrup, narcissus, dark chocolate, sandalwood in aroma and cup. Sweetly tart structure with bright, juicy acidity; plush, syrupy mouthfeel. The long, flavor-saturated finish centers around notes of passionfruit, dark chocolate and sandalwood.

The Bottom Line: A classic Kenya cup with bright, juicy fruit and lively sweet-tart acidity.

Review by Kenneth Davids, Coffee Review, November 2019. Review at Coffee Review.

Gachami Kenya

Aroma and Flavor notes: 
Tart Cherry. Raspberry. Vanilla. Hibiscus.
Body: 
Plush
Acidity: 
Refined
Region: 
Kirinyaga, Kenya
Producers: 
Smallholder Farmers-Baragwi Farming Cooperative Society
Varietal(s): 
SL28. SL34. Batian. Ruiru 11.
Growing elevation: 
1700-1800 Meters
Processing: 
Fully washed. Dried on raised beds.
Cert(s): 
Female-forward coffee

$19.20
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Weight: 12 oz