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Kenya Gikirima AA

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    Kenya Gikirima AA
    • Country: Kenya
    • Region: Kirinyaga
    • Varietal: Ruiru 11,SL 28, Batian
    • Altitude: 1800m
    • Process: Washed
    Tasting Note: Black Currant, Dark Chocolate, Citrus, Peach
    Roast to Order:
    • Roast: Every Monday
    • Dispatch: 1-3 days after roasting
    The story:

    Gikirima factory is affiliated to Kibugu Farmers Co-operative society along with the Kathakwa, Ndunduri, Ngerwe and Gicherori factories. It is located in one of Kenya’s great coffee-growing regions, Embu County. There are now 1,100 active members of the Gikirima factory and members each have on average around 1 hectare of land for coffee.

    After picking, ripe cherry is brought to the factory by smallholder farmers, before it undergoes processing to remove the skin and pulp – known as the wet processing method. processing method. The factory is currently using a disc pulper to remove the skin and fruit from the inner parchment layer that is protecting the green coffee bean. After pulping, the coffee is fermented overnight to break down the sugars, traveling through channels to the soaking tank the coffee is carefully cleaned, soaked and spread out on the raised drying tables. Drying can take from 7 to 15 days in total and frequent turning and sorting occurs during the drying stage.

    Welcome Dose

    Welcome Dose is a boutique coffee roaster located in Rosebery, New South Wales. Their coffee is carefully selected with the end-cup in mind, roasted in small batches then tested and tasted before it gets to the retail shelves or the bar. Their bean-to-cup philosophy means providing transparency of the process from green bean sourcing right through to brewing the final product. 

    Welcome Dose believes in roasting some of the best coffee in Sydney. Their passion for the cup doesn’t stop there. Welcome Dose also does their best to help customers brew beautiful coffee at home.

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