Kenya Nyeri AB Gatomboya

Refreshing and clean, with white nectarine and yellow peach notes that follow, the perfect epitome of a stone fruit as it combines all of those flavor components - its tannic like the skin of peach, juicy and sweet like the ripe fruit and just ever so slightly tart like the fruit closest to the pit. 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.
Out of stock
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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 Aug 15 2012
Lot size 80bags/boxes
Bag size 30.00kg
Packaging GrainPro liner
Farm Gate Yes
Cultivar Detail SL-28, SL-34
Grade AB
Appearance .2 d/300gr, 15-17 screen
Roast Recommendations City+ roast to Full City is ideal.
Weight 1
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, drying. It's not the 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 notice have been buying from the same family of coffees lately, such as Barichu and Tekangu societies. This was one of the most expensive coffees from Kenya in the previous season when we bought it as well, sourced direct from the cooperative to secure it's purchase. We didn't want to risk entering the auction with a great coffee like this, but it also means we had to pay a premium to ensure the final cost was at or above what the auction price might be. Based on the cup, it was a smart move. As with all out Kenyas, this coffee 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 lush tropical fruit and concord grape notes. It develops a very nice chocolate and citrus scent even at relatively light roast levels. The wet aromatics show fresh cream and berried along more citrus of the sweet variety, maybe navel orange. Rose water is the first flavor easily discernible as the coffee begins to cool. Its refreshing and clean and pairs very well with the white nectarine and yellow peach notes that follow. Gatomboya is the perfect epitome of a stone fruit as it combines all of those flavor components - its tannic like the skin of peach, juicy and sweet like the ripe fruit and just ever so slightly tart like the fruit closest to the pit. 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.