Kenya Gakuyuini AA
COFFEE REVIEW 2022: 94 points
Blind Assessment: Deeply sweet-savory, yet bright and juicy. Dark chocolate, hop flowers, apricot, marjoram, cedar in aroma and cup. Sweetly savory structure with vibrant acidity; crisp, lightly satiny mouthfeel. The long, lingering finish retains its flavor-saturated, engaging structure throughout.
Notes: Produced by smallholding members of the Thirikwa Cooperative Society and traditionally wet-processed at the Gakuyuini Factory from trees of the SL28, SL34 and Ruiru 11 varieties of Arabica. RamsHead Coffee Roasters is a family-owned company founded by Bozeman, Montana, natives Caleb and Laura Walker that specializes in direct trade microlot coffees. For more information, visit www.ramsheadcoffee.com.
The Bottom Line: A juicy, deep-toned Kenya cup with especially lively acidity and lasting flavor-laden finish.
Kenya coffee offerings hold a special place here at RamsHead. This new crop sourced through our partners at Hacienda La Minita continues to set the bar for quality, sustainability, and of course, pure enjoyment.
The Gakuyu-ini Factory was built in 1982 but up until 1996, it was part of a larger society (Ngariama Cooperative Society). 50% of its membership consisted of women.
Gakuyuini AA is a fully washed coffee. Timely and selective hand picking is carried out in Gakuyuini. Cherry is ultimately delivered to the wet mill the same day it is picked. Cherry sorting is carried out at the wet mill prior to the pulping. Red ripe cherries are separated from under ripes, over ripes and foreign matter. Processing utilizes clean river water (wet processing) that is recirculated before disposal into seepage pits. Sun drying on raised tables is done before delivery of the coffee to the dry mill for secondary processing.
- Satiny Mouthfeel
- Ripe Cherries
- Cocoa Nib
- Delicate Body