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Long and Short Coffee: Gathaithi, Kenya - Washed

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From Jeremy @ Long & Short Coffee:

Gathaithi is a community coffee created by the Gathaithi Farmer’s Cooperative Society and is a collective of farms from the Nyeri district of the Central province in Kenya. Geographically it’s 160km to the north of the capital, Nairobi.

Funds generated from each year’s harvest are collected to go towards a fund for financing school fees and emergencies. Additional funding comes from Coffee Management Services (CMS) a service provider who also operate in other African countries such as Rwanda and Tanzania. They help to boost coffee quality and productivity through specialised farmer training, a team of agronomists, and provide the latest information on sustainable farming.

By paying the producers some of the highest returns for their coffee the objectives from CMS become more possible. Establishing a transparent, trust based relationship with smallholder farmers, helps to support sustained industry growth throughout the country, and continue to elevate the standards of quality coffee produced in Kenya.

The SL28 variety rings with it a clarity in acidity and fruitiness that is unique to the Kenyan SL-28 varietal and somewhat unlike anything else. There’s an amalgamation of fruits including peach, orange, apple, red berries — you’ll probably end up telling us about other notes you may have found! The body is quite thin and tea-like which adds to the overall sense of a very clean coffee.


Farm/Coop: Gathaithi
Great for: Aeropress, Cafetiere, Espresso, Filter
Origin: Africa/Kenya - Nyeri district of the Central province
Process Method: Washed
Varietals: RUARI11, SL28

Roasterr: Long and Short Coffee

LETTERBOX friendly (single bag): YES

Delivery prices to United Kingdom

Initial collection: Long and Short Coffee - London E17

Tasting record

Method Dose Grind Time Volume Comments
e.g. Espresso 18g Vario 1E 25secs 30ml A bit finer next time would be better.