Kenya Nyeri Gaturiri AA

This lot of Gaturiri makes an incredible cup of coffee. At City+ roast, it's heavy, juicy, and intensely sweet, and with a multiplicity of fruit flavors that become more perceptible as the cup temperature cools. When hot, light roasts start off with a flavor of orange pekoe tea and toasted sugar, that opens up to pomello, naval orange, lemon, pineapple, and mango (to name a few) once it's cooled down a bit. Needless to say, this is a complex cup profile. The acidity is refreshing and reminds me of lemon spritzer. City to City+.
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91.4
  • 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 5 2013
Lot size 40bags/boxes
Bag size 33.00kg
Packaging GrainPro liner
Farm Gate Yes
Cultivar Detail SL-28, SL-34
Grade AB
Appearance .4 d/300gr, 18-19 screen
Roast Recommendations City to City+ roast is ideal for this coffee; if you take it to the "darker" side of the roast spectrum, try it as a wild espresso!
Weight 1
Gaturiri is a "coffee factory", a cooperative wet-processing mill, near the town of Karatina in the heart of Nyeri. We have offered it may times in past years, and for good reason, continue to bring this particular coffee in annually. We had an incredible lot of Gatomboya last year, another "factory" that is part of the same cooperative group as Gaturiri, Barichu Farmers Cooperative Society. So we have been buying from the same family of coffees lately. AA refers to the screen size, which is 17-19 screen. It doesn't necessarily speak to the quality, however, this AA lot has a much brighter, citric acidity than its AB counterpart, as well as juicy fruit flavors. One of our more expensive Kenya offerings, we pay a premium to ensure it stays out of the auction. This lot is vacuum packed at origin, which is the absolute best way to ensure maximum freshness (which we're reminded of every time we pop one open..."ahhhhhhhhh").
Our AA lot of Gaturiri has elements of fruit juice in large proportions, and with an intense, candy-like sweetness. The dry grounds smell like red fruit punch, with ripe apples and tropical fruits, along with dried flowers and honey comb. Dark roasts have such a saturated sweetness, like fruit syrup. It's such a nice set of smells which only expand when adding hot water. The crust has an aroma of fruit nectar, like mango and papaya, and with citrus smells of orange marmalade and fresh squeezed juice. Darker roasts are berry-like and with heavy, dark fruit accents. Breaking the crust releases a buttery-sweet smell of brown sugar, and is loaded with baking spices. This lot of Gaturiri makes an incredible cup of coffee. At City+ roast, it's heavy, juicy, and intensely sweet, and with a multiplicity of fruit flavors that become more perceptible as the cup temperature cools. When hot, light roasts start off with a flavor of orange pekoe tea and toasted sugar, that opens up to pomello, naval orange, lemon, pineapple, and mango (to name a few) once it's cooled down a bit. Needless to say, this is a complex cup profile. The acidity is refreshing and reminds me of lemon spritzer. Full City roasts have blackberry and concord grape in the cup, and the acidity that remains easily in focus. It's a bit trickier to capitalize on this coffee's complexity in the darker roast levels (which can flatten acidity and obscure fruit flavors) and I think this coffee cups best in the City-City+ range.