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Kenya Nyeri Gaturiri AB

Juicy mouthfeel, intense sweetness, and an array of pulpy citrus. The flavor profile ranges from dark fruit flavors like blackberry and concord grape juice to ruby red grapefruit and sweet lemonade. Acidity is like green grape. Sweet toffee and brown sugar notes are most apparent in the finish. We think Kenya coffees make a great option for a not-so-classic single origin espresso, and this particular lot will more than satisfy that criteria. 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 Aug 5 2013
Lot size 30bags/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+ roast to Full City is ideal for Gaturiri, but if you like dark roasts, this will hold up to Full City+.
Weight 1 LB
Recommended for Espresso Yes
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. This is a fairly intense cup, especially in the lighter roasts. If you don't love boldly bright and acidic coffees, you might want to be discrete with the quantity you buy; try a little and see how it goes. With this lot, we didn't want to risk entering the Kenya auction for a great coffee like this, so it was bought direct, outside the auction format. It means we had to pay a premium to ensure the final cost was at or above what the auction price might be.
Gaturiri has exceptional sweetness and body, and is a versatile, delicious cup across a wide roast spectrum. The dry fragrance from this lot of Gaturiri is loaded with sweet citrus and caramel, as well as a "cake" note, spiced with clove, cinnamon and raisin. The essence of baked goods is echoed in the wet aromatics, with a cinnamon roll and vanilla frosting smell. The break is sugary sweet, and with a touch of red raspberry and grape. The cup has a heavy, juicy mouth feel, intense sweetness, and an array of pulpy citrus. The flavor profile ranges from dark fruit flavors like blackberry and concord grape juice to ruby red grapefruit and sweet lemonade. The acidity is tartaric, and reminds me of green grape. A heavy creaminess in both flavor and mouth feel mesh perfectly with the fruit in both the City and Full City roasts. Although those ripe fruit notes persist through the profile its the sweet toffee and brown sugar notes that are most apparent in the finish. We think Kenya coffees make a great option for a not-so-classic single origin espresso, and this particular lot will more than satisfy that criteria.