Kenya Nyeri Gatomboya AA

Strong notes of tangerine and apple are present at first sip making way for lots of citrus as the cup cools. The profile bursts wide open as the cup temp dips and flavors of red grapefruit, lemon, white grape juice, kiwi, and much much more flesh out the cup profile. This is definitely a complex profile, but one that is well defined, with an array of easily perceptible flavors. City+ to Full City.
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91.6
  • Process Method Wet Process
  • Cultivar Bourbon Types
  • Farm Gate Yes
Region Africa
Processing Wet Process (Washed)
Drying Method Raised Bed Sun-dried
Arrival date Oct 29 2013
Lot size 18bags/boxes
Bag size 60.00kg
Packaging GrainPro liner
Farm Gate Yes
Cultivar Detail SL-28
Grade AA
Appearance .2 d/300gr, 17-18 screen
Roast Recommendations City+ roast to Full City is ideal. Dark roasts work great for espresso.
Weight 1 LB
Recommended for Espresso Yes
Gatomboya is a coffee washing station, a wet mill, a coffee factory. By "factory", it does NOT mean they make mugs, custom hats and vacuum bottles. A "factory" is a wet mill where the coop members bring coffee cherry for pulping, fermenting, washing, drying. It's not the factory as we might imagine it. Small washing stations are aligned with a particular "society" which is what they call a cooperative in Kenya. And Gatomboya has become a bit of a staple around here, and if you've tasted it, you'll understand why. This particular lot of AA is one of the more expensive lots we'll pick up this year, and definitely well worth it.
This AA lot of Gatomboya has all the fruit and sweetness of our AB lot, but with a slight bump up in overall cup clarity. There's a nice Darjeeling tea smell in the dry grounds that is accented by notes of clove and caramel. It has a sweet-spice touch that plays into fresh tropical fruit at darker roast levels. The sweetness is saturated in the wet aromatics, with scents of deep brown sugar and cinnamon, along with a nice floral touch. Dark roasts have a smell of fresh baking sweet breads with a dark caramel smell released on the break. The cup shows intense caramel sweetness, with flavors of fruit at peak ripeness. Strong notes of tangerine and apple are present at first sip making way for lots of citrus as the cup cools. The profile bursts wide open as the cup temp dips and flavors of red grapefruit, lemon, white grape juice, kiwi, and much much more flesh out the cup profile. This is definitely a complex profile, but one that is well defined, with an array of easily perceptible flavors. The acidity reverberates and with the intensity of sweet citrus juice. Gatomboya finishes super clean, with lots of sweet peach and grapefruit hanging around in the long aftertaste. This makes an outstanding brewed cup of coffee, and should you roast to Full City or beyond, will make for a wild ride in the espresso machine.