Kenya AA Gititu

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Bag Weight 60 KG BAG
Harvest Season 2022/23
Lot Number P8002062-3
  • 10 Bag(s)
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About This Coffee

This AA grade washed lot is sourced from Gititu farmers' co-operative society in Kiambu county, Kenya. Gitutu operates eight factories and has 5,100 member farmers cultivating over 2,200ha of land, making it one of the largest co-operative societies in Kiambu. 

Origin Kenya
Subregion Kiambu county
Harvest Season 2022/23
Producer Type Cooperative
Co-Op Gititu Farmers Co-operative Society
Processing Washed
Growing Altitude 1850m
Plant Species Arabica
Variety Batian, Ruiru 11, SL28, SL34
Coffee Grade KEN CA WA AA TOP
Screen Size 18 Up
Bag Weight 60 KG BAG
Bag Types Grain Pro / Ecotact

The Region

Kiambu county is located just outside of Nairobi city. The region has a long history of coffee production and is famous for its large estates, which were originally established by British colonists in the early 20th century.

After decolonisation the estates were sold to local Kenyans who have been managing them since. While estates such as this used to produce the majority of Kenyan coffee, the increased urban sprawl from Nairobi, as well as the increasing land value in the region has meant that estate coffee production has gradually diminished, while smallholder production elsewhere has increased.

Kiambu has all the ingredients for arabica coffee to flourish: it is close to the equator, has iron rich, semi-volcanic soils, abundant sunshine and consistently high altitudes up to 2,000masl. The cool night time temperatures in these fertile highlands allows cherries to mature slowly, developing the acidity and complexity in the final cup.

The Process

The coffee is wet processed, where the fully ripe cherries are:

• Pulped
• Fermented for 12 - 48 hours (depending on climatic conditions)
• Washed
• Dried slowly over 2 - 3 weeks on raised African beds until the moisture content is reduced to 10-12%.

The coffee is then processed at Othaya dry mill where it is rested in parchment for 3 weeks before being hulled, cleaned and graded by bean size. Finally, the coffee is carefully handpicked before being bagged in GrainPro for export from Mombasa.

  • Status Afloat
  • Subregion Kiambu county
  • Producer Type Cooperative
  • Processing Washed
  • Bag Types Grain Pro / Ecotact
  • Plant Species Arabica
  • Variety Batian, Ruiru 11, SL28, SL34
  • Coffee Grade KEN CA WA AA TOP
  • Min Growing Altitude 1850m
  • Screen Size 18 Up
  • Origin Kenya
  • Warehouse Vollers Group Uk
  • Co-Op Gititu Farmers Co-operative Society
  • On Sale No
  • Top Lot No
  • CTRM Contract Number P8002062-3
  • Price Per Kg £8.50