Kenya Nyeri AB Gatomboya

Gatomboya has stone fruit through and through, combining all of the flavor components found in this category of fruit - its tannic like peach skin, juicy and sweet like the ripe flesh of the fruit, and just ever so slightly tart like the fruit closest to the pit. Citrus qualities are found as the cup cools, revealing Valencia orange, pomelo, and red grapefruit. Darker roasts have a really nice note of aromatic red apple. Honeyed sweetness prevails in both the City and Full City roasts although a high percentage cacao note is there along with it. Gatomboya is a beautiful coffee that is sweet and complex throughout. City+ to Full City.
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  • Process Method Wet Process
  • Cultivar Bourbon Types
  • Farm Gate Yes
Region Africa
Processing Wet Process Kenya Type
Drying Method Raised Bed Sun-dried
Arrival date Sep 27 2012
Lot size 50bags/boxes
Bag size 60.00kg
Packaging GrainPro liner
Farm Gate Yes
Cultivar Detail SL-28, SL-34
Grade AB
Appearance .2 d/300gr, 15-17 screen
Roast Recommendations City+ to Full City roast really highlights the complexity of this coffee's cup profile.
Weight 1 LB
Gatomboya is a coffee washing station, a wet mill - a coffee factory. By "factory", it does NOT mean they make mugs, custom hats, and vacuum bottles. A "factory" is a wet mill where the coop members bring coffee cherry for pulping, fermenting, washing, and drying. Not a factory as we might imagine it. Small washing stations are aligned with a particular "society", which is what they call a "cooperative" in Kenya. We had an incredible lot of Gatomboya a couple years ago year, which is part of the same cooperative group as Gaturiri: Barichu FCS. We have been buying from the same family of coffees lately, such as Barichu and Tekangu societies. This coffee was purchased direct, not through the Kenya auction system, so we could avoid the risk of losing it. To do this we pay a price that is higher than what the top auction bid might be, but it means we get the exact lot we want. As with most of our Kenya coffees, this lot ships in vacuum pack on it's rather long ocean voyage, which helps protect against the effects of humid maritime environments.
The dry fragrance is highlighted by a caramel and cane sugar sweetness, with hints of tropical fruit and dark grape notes. It develops a very nice chocolate and citrus scent even at relatively light roast levels. The wet aromatics show lots of sugar browning, fresh cream, and a baking spice accent of sweet clove. There's a note of rosewater in the cup that is refreshing and clean, and pairs well with the white nectarine and yellow peach flavors that follow. Gatomboya has stone fruit through and through, combining all of the flavor components found in this category of fruit - its tannic like peach skin, juicy and sweet like the ripe flesh of the fruit, and just ever so slightly tart like the fruit closest to the pit. Citrus qualities are found as the cup cools, revealing Valencia orange, pomelo, and red grapefruit. Darker roasts have a really nice note of aromatic red apple. Honeyed sweetness prevails in both the City and Full City roasts although a high percentage cacao note is there along with it. Gatomboya is a beautiful coffee that is sweet and complex throughout.