Kenya Nyeri Gatomboya Peaberry
Gatomboya is a coffee "factory" in Kenya's famed coffee growing Nyeri County, near Karatina town. By "factory", we don't mean it is industrial, aside from the coffee de-pulping machine. In Kenya, the wet mills are simply called "factory", and is where the cooperative members deliver their coffee cherry for pulping, fermenting, washing, drying. Small washing stations are aligned with a particular "society" which is what they call a cooperative in Kenya.
This peaberry SL-28/SL-34 was Wet Processed Kenya Type and Sun dried on Raised Beds. This cultivar lot is robust, fruited, and an intense coffee overall. The dry fragrance is perfumed with saturated smells that are both fruited and floral, like ripe peach, plum jam and more. The fruited scent is bolstered in wet aroma, accompanied by notes of maple sugar, and a perfumed concord grape note. As you can probably tell from the smells, this coffee has a complex, sweet cup profile built around a multiplicity of fruited characteristics that unfold as the coffee cools. The range of fruited notes is broad, with grape, blackberry, plum infused tea, and blood orange topping the list. Acidity pops, alluding to brisk tea and the vibrance found in stone fruit juice.
Notes: Caramel, Papaya, Peach, Strawberry, Black Currant, Plum, Blackberry, grape.
This coffee is one of our favorites!