Cupping Notes: Bright, Citrus Fruit, Cocoa Powder, Juicy, Peach Rings
Description:Located on the slopes of Mount Kenya, the Gicherori Factory receives coffee cherries from nearly 1000 smallholder growers in the surrounding area and is part of the Kibugu Farmers Cooperative Society. The washing station is situated about 1500 meters above sea level and the surrounding farms grow SL28, SL34 and Ruiru11 varieties at elevations up to 1800 meters.
Increased production and education are long-term goals of the Gicherori washing station. Classes are provided to members to teach Good Agricultural Practices. Freshly picked cherries are delivered to the washing station before being pulped and resting in fermentation tanks overnight. Once complete, the coffee is fully washed and dried on raised beds for 7 to 15 days.