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Kenya Nyeri Gaturiri AB

The cup distinguishes itself from other Kenyas with it's balance, and well-integrated and moderate acidity: It's not too tart. It has raisin-like dried fruit character, dark plum preserves and sweet spice notes of cinnamon and a touch of mace. As it cools the cup has a plum pudding personality, creamy, thick and sweet. 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 Covered Bed Sun-dried
Arrival date Nov 19 2012
Lot size 50bags/boxes
Bag size 60.00kg
Packaging GrainPro liner
Farm Gate Yes
Cultivar Detail SL-28
Grade AB
Appearance .2 d/300gr, 15-16 screen
Roast Recommendations City+ to Full City+ is ideal for Gaturiri AB
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 earlier arrivals from this current crop too. This arrived Gaturri AB was from our final container leaving from Kenya, and I was happily surprised by the cup quality. 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.
This is a very sweet cup, apparent from the dry fragrance of caramelized cane sugar sweetness, with dark berry and plum-like fruit suggestions. The wet aromatics and break have vibrant sweetness as well, with dark syrupy notes, somewhat maple-like, grape hard candies, and sweet spice. It's a classic scent that is typical for Gaturiri as we have found it through the years; a saturated ripe fruit sweetness pervades the aromatics and cup flavors. The cup distinguishes itself from other Kenyas with it's balance, and well-integrated and moderate acidity: It's not too tart. It has raisin-like dried fruit character, dark plum preserves and sweet spice notes of cinnamon and a touch of mace. As it cools the cup has a plum pudding personality, creamy, thick and sweet.