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Kenya / Akseli / Single Origin

Kenya / Akseli / Single Origin

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Certification: Conventional

Tasting Notes: Fruity, Well-Balanced, Bright Cup. Medium / Light Roast.

Growers: Small Farm Owners Organized into Local Cooperatives

Variety: SL28, SL34, Ruiru 11, Banian

Altitude: 1520-1690

Soil: Volcanic

Process: Fully Washed and Dried on Raised Beds

Farm Details: Othaya Farmer Cooperative Society is one of the key member societies of the Kenya Cooperative Coffee Exporters (KCCE) organization. KCCE is a historic organization of almost 4,000 individual cooperatives. The group was formed in 2009, with the express goal of managing marketing and exporting operations cooperatively, as opposed to contractually with third parties. This lot is processed in Gauge.
The Gatugi Factory has 500 members actively harvesting and delivering to the processing center. 
Gatugi ferments for 27-35 hours depending on ambient conditions. After fermentation, the parchment is rinsed and the water replenished, and the clean parchment soaks for an additional 12 hours, after which it is sorted by density and brought to the tables to dry, typically for two weeks. After drying is complete the coffee is stored on-site and eventually delivered to the Othaya dry mill for grading and a final density sort. The established milling and sorting by grade, or bean size, is a longstanding tradition and positions Kenya coffees well for roasters, by tightly controlling the physical preparation and creating a diversity of profiles from a single processing batch. hover around 323,000 kgs, meaning the average member of Gatugi is farming enough coffee fruit for roughly two  60kg bags of exportable green.



Akseli Gallen-Kallela

Kikuyu Woman, 1909

Akseli Gallen-Kallela, a renowned Finnish artist, is best known for his evocative and culturally rich works that often explore themes of identity and indigenous cultures. In his 1909 painting titled "Kikuyu Woman," Gallen-Kallela masterfully captures the essence of a Kikuyu woman, a member of one of Kenya's indigenous tribes. Through meticulous attention to detail and a keen eye for color and form, he brings to life the subject's dignity and grace, celebrating the beauty and diversity of the African continent. This artwork stands as a testament to Gallen-Kallela's ability to bridge cultures through art, offering viewers a glimpse into a world far from his native Finland while fostering cross-cultural appreciation.


Our mission is to roast the best coffee and help our youth get exposure to inner-city arts programs. The perfect gift for coffee lovers and art lovers. All of our coffee comes in whole bean, ground drip, or espresso ground options.

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