Kenya Gakui Grade AA


The Kandara cooperative is made up of numerous small farms who hand pick and take the coffee 'cherries' same day to the Gakui Factory (as the local wet-milland is affectionately known).

In the cup -- Intense and full-bodied, jammy texture. Sugar-sweet and smooth, balanced with an orange acidity. The aroma is blueberry, the flavour is predominantly of red berry fruits... almost red wine. Apricot on the aftertaste.

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Fully washed coffee made up of SL 28, SL 34 and Ruiru 11 varietals.

There's something about this coffee that makes you crave a second cup. Like many Kenyans, it's fruity with a notable acidity -- but like a refined red wine, there's no bitterness. It's uniquely smooth due to its sweet, jammy texture.

Timely picking ensures only the ripest cherries. There are two seasons: a smaller early crop starts in June and then a late crop comes on stream in October.

The coffee trees grow in deep red volcanic soil, rich in organic matter at an altitude of 1,700 masl which enjoys good rainfall of around 1300mm per annum.

Cherry sorting is carried out at the wet mill prior to the pulping. Red ripe cherries are
separated from under-ripes, over-ripes and foreign matter. Processing utilises clean river water that is recirculated before disposal into seepage pits. Sun drying on raised tables is done before delivery of the coffee to the dry mill for secondary processing.


Orders placed before midday will be dispatched the same working day. Orders placed after 12pm will be dispatched the following working day. 

Orders over £27.50 qualify for free shipping. Orders less than this incur a £3.99 charge for postage and packing on a fully tracked service. The majority of orders are sent via My Hermes which may take 4-6 days. You will receive delivery updates from My Hermes.  

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