Gatirima AB - LIMITED ROAST: LIGHT

Regular price $21.00

KENYA

TASTING: Black raspberry & cherry, juicy 
PRODUCER: Gatirima Factory
GROWERS: Kibugu Farmers Cooperative Society - 1,100 members
ORIGIN: Embu Country
VARIETIES: SL28, Ruiru 11, & Batian
ELEVATION: 1,800 masl
PROCESS: Washed - 72 hour fermentation
HARVEST: Fall/Winter 2021

Net wt. 10oz (285g)

 PREORDER ─ This coffee will roast and ship on 5/18.  PREORDER ─

Kenya. Every year we eagerly await the arrival of the top quality Kenyan beans, and there are always some real stunners. This year is no exception. Gatirima AB is super juicy and super sweet, with plenty of black raspberry and cherry notes. There's a nice chocolate-y backbone too. However, even with so much flavor, it's very soft on the palate. It's sort of paradoxical - intense but gentle at the same time.  

This coffee is roasted to a "standard light" level. It’s important to note that neither “standard light” nor “Nordic light” give any signs of roasty flavor, no matter how high you push your extractions. The only difference is that at a given extraction percentage, let’s say 22%, the Nordic light roast will have slightly more acidity and slightly less sweetness than the standard light roast. This can cause issues if you are equipment-limited to let’s say 20% extraction (like if you have a very cheap grinder). A Nordic light roast coffee may always taste underextracted (sour, vegetal) at that yield, whereas a standard light roast may give you enough sweetness to be an enjoyable brew.

From our importer: 

"Gatirima factory is affiliated to Kibugu Farmers Cooperative society along with four other coffee factories. It is located in one of Kenya’s great coffee-growing regions, Embu County. There are now 1,100 active members averaging around one hectare of land. Producers also grow tea, corn, bananas, gravellea, macadamia, and eucalyptus. The factory uses a disc pulper to remove the fruit from the inner parchment layer. Coffee cherry is fully washed and sundried on raised beds. Drying can take up to 15 days, while continuous sorting and hand turning of parchment takes place."

PREORDER This coffee will roast and ship on 5/18. ─  PREORDER

Roasting and Shipping Schedule:

Coffee is roasted on Wednesdays. If you order anytime up until 3pm Tuesday, we will roast and ship the next day. Orders received after 3pm Tuesday may not get roasted until the following week. If we have extra inventory, we will ship ASAP. Email us at shippingwoes (at) vibrantcoffeeroasters.com if you have questions about when your order will be roasted and/or shipped.