Gakuyuni - SL28, SL34, K7 - Kenya
Variety : SL 28, SL34, K7
Altitude : 1700 Masl.
Harvested: January 2022
Tasting notes : Sweet and creamy with intense notes of perfectly ripe blackberries and gooseberries
Some of the best coffee we've had was grown on or near volcanoes. If you've ever read a coffee information card like this, you've probably glanced at the description of coffee growing in "rich, red, fertile and volcanic soil." Roasteries tend to get worked up about volcanoes, but not because they remind us of spring 2010, when we all learned how to spell Eyjafjallajökull. But above all because they offer some of the best properties that soil can have for growing coffee. It is light, almost fluffy and therefore the perfect breeding ground for roots. The porous structure retains water while the deep-growing roots drain easily, leaving the coffee trees perfectly hydrated. They also thrive thanks to a nutritious diet of minerals and chemicals that Mount Kenya generously provides. Kirinyaga, the Kikuyu word for Mount Kenya, is known for its exceptional quality coffees with a strong, fruity taste, like this coffee. A great example of a classic Kenyan profile with lots of blackberry and blackcurrant notes.