The Kiambu district lies between the outskirts of Nairobi and the slopes of the Aberdare mountains and has been a central coffee production location since the 1880s. Gathiruini is one of the 13 widespread factories within the Komothai FCS. Lucy Mbare is the manager at the Gathiruini factory.
Within the Komothai Collective Society, all washing stations or factories are processed and controlled the same way. Cherries are sorted by quality and maturity before pulping. The parchment is fermented overnight, for up to 48 hours at most, and then washed and graded. It is then sun dried for 8-14 days.
Komothai Cooperative Society
Gathiruini Washing Station
SL-28, SL-34, Batian Grade AB
February 2019, hand picked
Red volcanic soil, rich in organic matter
Nectarine & Dark Chocolate
We taste 80% dark chocolate and stone fruit, specifically nectarine, along with some creamy & bitter walnut.
Earl Grey & Rosehip
It’s calm with a lovely lightly bitter black tea aftertaste, has a grounded structure, and it doesn’t have that super typical natural funkiness (though definitely still a natural). There's fruit as you'd expect: papaya and lime. We're happy to share this easy drinking coffee as we roll into summertime.
Jasmine & peach
Peaches & cream, in the way only an Ethiopian coffee can bring you all of the peaches and cream. Jasmine flowers and intricate bitters that stimulate your senses to finish it off. We’ve immensely enjoyed coffee from the Boji wet mill in the Kochere region on multiple occasions and are thrilled to bring it back for another run.
Sold out. Everyone has their favorite. Be it Kvik Lunsj, Firkløver, or Helnøtt, we all have that one particular Norwegian chocolate bar that we gravitate towards. This tasty coffee from Finca Los Pirineos in El Salvador is those of you who can’t get enough Fruktnøtt in your life.
Lingonberry & Cream
It’s as though a human-sized raspberry is running full speed ahead at you, into your mouth - you’re a little freaked out by it, but then it gives you a massive sweet juicy hug and all is well with the world. So sugar cane sweet, bold and bright. Uniquely fresh crop Kenyan in the very best way.
Orange & Walnut
Sold out. A bright Colombian; this is a classic coffee from Hugo Guarnizo in the Tarqui department of Colombia. It was harvested during the secondary smaller harvest that occurs in Colombia; this is known colloquially as the mitaka.