About the Bean
Gatomboya is sourced from family-owned farms organized around the Gatomboya Factory (this is what they call wet mills in Kenya) in Nyeri County, Kenya. The Barichu Farmers Co-operative Society manages the Gatomboya Factory, which processes coffee from 600 members who generally cultivate approximately 250 coffee trees on half-acre plots.
Coffee is in a perilous state in Kenya. The number of hectares under cultivation has dropped precipitously as coffee finds itself competing for space in the highlands surrounding the capital, Nairobi with a booming real estate sector. Times are difficult for farmers, and hopefully the specialty coffee industry can alleviate some of the burden by purchasing coffee at premium rates. The quality certainly remains incredibly desirable in our eyes so we are happy to help where we can.
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Why not try a tasting kit of 4 of our favourite seasonal coffees.