Kenya Gatina AA
$ 20.00

Flavor Notes | Tropical Fruit, Vanilla Bean, Darjeeling Tea
Growing Area | Nyeri, Kenya
Process | Fully Washed 
Variety | Ruiru 11, SL28, SL34


GATINA AA is named after a washing station that sits a few kilometers outside the town of Karatina in Nyeri County. The station was built in 1968, nestled between the western slopes of Mt. Kenya and the eastern slopes of the Aberdares mountains. It is managed by Mugaga Farmers’ Cooperative Society. Today, the station receives cherry from 790 members. Of those, 280 - over 30% - are women. 

The 790 members of Gatina station cultivate a total of 142 hectares. This breaks down to about a tenth of a hectare or a few hundred trees per farmer. Such small coffee ‘gardens’ makes it possible, vital even, to focus on specialty processing and increase the value per kilogram of cherry picked. Farm labor is usually entirely provided by family members, which can often make maintaining specialty cultivation and picking practices easier. Many of the farmers also grow tea, corn and legumes to consume or sell at local markets for additional cash income. 

GATINA AA has everything that we look for in a top-notch Kenyan offering- super sweet notes of mango and papaya, with an herbaceous, complex aroma and mild, sparkling acidity. 


Net Weight: 12 ounces / 340 grams

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