The Gakuyuini factory is located in the Kirinyaga District in the Central Province of Kenya and is part of the Thirikwa Cooperative Society. There are about 1,553 small producers with about 674 female members, that produce about 250 tonnes of cherry per season in red volcanic soil.
The Gakuyuini wet mill is located about 130km away from Nairobi. Gakuyuini is represented by five elected management committee members. The farmers hand pick red ripe cherries that are delivered to the wet mill and processed on the same day. Cherry sorting is carried out at the wet mill prior to the pulping. Red ripe cherries are separated from underipes, overipes and foreign matter. Processing utilizes clean river water that is recirculated before disposal into seepage pits. Sun drying is done before delivery of the coffee to the dry mill for secondary processing.
Cupping Notes: Delicate and complex with flavors such as strawberry, pineapple, grapefruit and dark chocolate.