Kenya AB Gura (2019)

Distinct Kenya blackcurrant, tiramisu, black cherry
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Bag Weight 60 KG BAG
Harvest Season 2018/19
Status Spot
Lot Number P8000313-1
  • 10 Bag(s)
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About This Coffee

Gura wetmill is part of Othaya Farmers’ Cooperative Society Limited, one of a few washing stations or “factories” that form the co-op group based in the heartland of Kukuyu territory, Nyeri. The mill processes an average of 238,000kg of coffee cherries per year sourced from over 645 farmers. The total farmed area is 103.6 acres with individual trees yielding between 5 and 10kg of cherries per season.

Origin Kenya
Subregion Nyeri, Central Highlands
Harvest Season 2018/19
Producer Type Washing Station
Wet Mill Gura
Co-Op Othaya Farmers' Cooperative Society Ltd.
Processing Washed
Growing Altitude >1800m
Plant Species Arabica
Variety Batian, Ruiru 11, SL28, SL34
Coffee Grade KEN CA WA AA
Screen Size 15/16
Soil Red, volcanic, sandy
Bag Weight 60 KG BAG

The Region

Gura wetmill sits on the banks of Gura River (said to be the fastest river in Africa) and gathers cherries from farmers on the slopes of the Aberdare Mountain Range. Nyeri County has cool temperatures and fertile central highlands, lying between the Eastern base of the Aberdare (Nyandarua) Range, which forms part of the Eastern end of the Great Rift Valley, and the Western slopes of Mt. Kenya. Nyeri town (county headquarters) acts as a destination for those visiting Aberdare National Park and Mt. Kenya.

The combination of fertile soil, seasonal rainfall and high altitude provide the ideal climate for coffees characterised by high acidity, full body and ripe fruit flavours. Most coffees from Nyeri develop and mature slowly producing extra hard beans. This quality is also evident in the cup.

The Process

The coffee is wet processed, where the fully ripe cherries are:

  • Pulped
  • Fermented for 12 - 48 hours (depending on climatic conditions)
  • Washed
  • Dried slowly over 2 - 3 weeks on raised African beds until the moisture content is reduced to 10-12%.

The coffee is then delivered to Othaya dry mill where it is rested in parchment for 3 weeks before being hulled, cleaned and graded by bean size. Finally, the coffee is carefully handpicked before being bagged in GrainPro for export.

  • Status Spot
  • Subregion Nyeri, Central Highlands
  • Producer Type Washing Station
  • Wet Mill Gura
  • Processing Washed
  • Plant Species Arabica
  • Variety Batian, Ruiru 11, SL28, SL34
  • Coffee Grade KEN CA WA AA
  • Growing Altitude >1800m
  • Screen Size 15/16
  • Origin Kenya
  • Warehouse Schwarze & Consort.
  • Co-Op Othaya Farmers' Cooperative Society Ltd.
  • Soil Red, volcanic, sandy
  • On Sale No
  • Top Lot No
  • CTRM Contract Number P8000313-1
  • Price Per Kg €7.90