Kenya | Gicherori
Kenya | Gicherori

Kenya | Gicherori

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Like last year, we just love bringing these bright and vibrant Kenyan offerings to the cooler months of the year. This is our third Kenyan offering of this season, and while there are common threads of flavor profiles to Kenyan coffees as a whole, the roastery team loves exploring the unique nuances each lot brings to the table.

Gicherori Factory is part of the Kibugu Farmer’s Cooperative Society. It was started in 1994. Current membership stands at 1200.

Nowhere are coffees as thoroughly cleaned as they are in Kenya. The typical process looks something like this: after depulping, coffee beans are left to ferment. Then, after 24 hours they are washed and left to ferment again, without water, for another 12-24 hours. The parchment is then washed before being soaked in tanks for another period of roughly 12-18 hours. At this stage, the beans are moved to skin drying beds where they are laid out in thin layers to allow the mass of water weight to fall. This happens over the course of a morning. This entire process is sometimes referred to as the 72 hour process. From there the coffee goes to raised drying beds for the next 8 to 12 days. By the end of this process, the coffee is as clean as a whistle. The work is already done. Not a drop of mucilage will be found on the pristinely white parchment, and no extra flavor is imparted to the beans except by what happened at the farm and in the fermentation tanks.

This Gicherori is a chameleon. We’ve found it has all sorts of flavors to unlock across a multitude of brewing methods, but in our opinion tends to favor immersion methods like the Aeropress or on espresso. For this reason, we’ve developed this coffee a bit more than we typically do with our other Kenyan offerings, but we don’t think you’ll have trouble finding beautiful notes however you brew it. If brewed as filter, you’ll find a more subdued acidity than most Kenyan coffees, making it really easy drinking.


We taste: Blackberry, lime candy, chocolate covered açaí berries

  • Cooperative: Kibugu Farmers Cooperative society
  • Region: Embu
  • Process: Washed
  • Varieties: SL28, Ruiru 11 and Batian
  • Elevation: 1650 MASL

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Gary Grimm
La Garita

Very nice coffee, pleasantly surprised. Love Guatemalan coffee and this is one of the best I’ve tried.