Kenya Karatu
Kenya Karatu

REGION: Ngarugu, Gatundu
VARIETAL: SL 28, SL 34, Ruiru 11
FARM: Karatu Factory
ALTITUDE: 1883-1900M
FARMER: Gitwe Cooperative
ROAST: Medium+
NOTES: 2016 Good Food Awards Winner! Washed process, MONDAY ROAST ONLY


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We’re so excited to announce that our Kenya Karatu is a 2016 Good Food Awards winner! What a way to start the year, right? The winners harken from 33 states, amongst 1,937 entries in a blind tasting with 203 judges. As Good Food Awards Founder Sarah Weiner noted in her closing remarks: “Twenty years ago, it took travelling across the globe to encounter something so exquisite that it jolted me into seeing the world with new eyes. Now, you are giving people a taste of how good life can be right here on our own soil…changing America’s definition of Good Food.”

This award not only reflects a great start to the year, but also the dedication and passion of our roasting team to provide only the best! If you have not tried this amazing coffee, now is your chance. Order now before it's gone!

This bean starts with a sweet cocoa and floral aroma. The cup offers complex flavors of apricot, blackberry and tomato with an orange-brandy finish.

Karatu Coffee Factory is located in central province, Thika District in Ndarugu location of Gatundu Division near Gatundu town. It was established in 1965 and rests on 11 acres piece of land serving Karatu, Gitwe, Kibiru and Kigaa Villages.

Currently it is affiliated to Gitwe Farmers Co-operative Society Ltd. Its membership currently stands at 800 (700 are active members while 100 are inactive farmers).

After harvesting, the coffees are delivered to the factory and undergoes the wet processing method. Water is pumped from River Rwabura to the reservoir tanks for pulping and recirculation. After pulping, the coffee is stored overnight, washed and soaked and spread on the drying tables. The parchment is then frequently turned on the drying tables, sorted and stored awaiting delivery to the millers.

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