Central Kenya - Gitura
CARAMELIZED SUGAR, GRAPEFRUIT, TOMATO, TROPICAL FRUIT
12oz box of whole bean coffee
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
Milling: Washed four times
Drying: Dried on metallic tables
Fermentation: 14-24hrs underwater
Finish Phase: First crack
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.