Gititu Peaberry

Candied Orange · Nectarine · Bright


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An impressive acidity makes way for a densely sweet coffee, with notes of candied orange and nectarine in this peaberry selection from Kenya.

  • Bean Details

    Gititu Farmers’ Cooperative Society




    Kiambu County


    SL-28, SL-34 and Ruiru 11




    1400 - 1800 Meters


    October - December

    Tasting Notes

    Candied Orange, Nectarine, Bright

  • Farmlevel Story


    Kenya is unique among coffee growing countries in that farmers hand-off their harvest in mere cherry form. “Cooperative Societies”, in this model, bear the cumbersome responsibility of ensuring, on the farmers' behalf, the ultimate quality that is delivered to the auction.

    Assuming all bulking and processing duties, Cooperative Societies operate from factories that serve as collection points to local farmers. These factories, or wet-mills, are therefore accountable for the quality of coffee from the point of collection through sorting and processing cherry into parchment.

    The Gititu factory, along with seven other wet-mills, makes up the Gititu Farmers’ Cooperative Society, which consists of approximately 5000 producing members and is managed by a board of elected officials. Selectively hand-picked cherries are delivered to the wet-mill the same day they’re picked. Cherries are then sorted and pulped, before being processed using clean river water that is recirculated before disposal. Finally, the coffee is sun-dried on raised beds before being sent to dry mills for secondary processing.

    This lot is a peaberry selection, meaning a natural mutation that occurs in approximately 5% of coffee cherries which, otherwise, typically contain two identical seeds. During the dry-milling process, coffee bean size is measured with an assortment of screens with holes of varying diameters. Peaberries are graded and auctioned separately from their AA and AB counterparts.

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"I love the fruity nectarine notes to this coffee. Also, as it cools, the different tasting notes of candied orange and stone fruit really pop."

- Lina Quitasol
Verve Assistant Manager - Seabright

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