Gatomboya is a Kikuyu word meaning “swamp” due to the swampy area, but for us it's one of OR's favorite Kenya washing stations! Truely a coffee that gives us goose bumps!
The Gatomboya washing station is part of the Barichu Co-operative Society. Gatomboya collects cherries from about 600 smallholders with an average of 0,4 hectares of coffees. Their total production is about 350 tons of cherries pr year. Fermentation is done with Fresh River Water from Gatomboya stream.The coffees are traditionally processed with dry fermentation before washed and graded in channels and dried on raised beds. The farmers are mainly growing SL28 and SL34, but might also have other varieties mixed in.
We roasted this coffee for filter: grapefruit and rhubarbe flavours with a nice acidity and full body.