Velo Coffee Roasters

Central Kenya - Gitura

Sale price Price $20.00 Regular price


12oz box of whole bean coffee

Tier: Microlot
Washing Station: Gitura Coffee Factory 
Producer: Iyego Coffee Growers Coop. 
Importer: Cafe Imports 
Variety: SL-28, Batian, Ruiru 11 
Harvest: July ‘18 
Size: Appr. 140 total hectares 
Elevation: 1750M 
Milling: Washed four times 
Drying: Dried on metallic tables 
Fermentation: 14-24hrs underwater 
Finish Phase: First crack

Importer Notes

Gitura Coffee Factory was established in 1980 and is operated by the Iyego Coffee Growers Cooperative Society (C.G.C.S.), which serves 557 currently active farmer members, most of whom grow coffee on about 1/4th of a hectare's worth of land. The farmers deliver their coffee in cherry the day it is picked, and it is received and sorted at the factory before being depulped and processed. After depulping, the coffee is fermented underwater for 14–24 hours before being washed four times and dried on metallic drying tables for 6–15 days.