KENYA KARATU
$23.50
We roast to order and date each bag. Orders usually ship within 2 weekdays.
Coming to the roastery? Select "Pick up" at check out.  
  • Tasting Notes
  • Harvest Notes
  • Farm Notes
  • Roast Level: Light
    Aroma: Crème brûlée
    Flavor: Currant, baked apple and maple syrup
    Acidity: Tangy 
    Body: Juicy
    Finish: Grapefruit

  • Farm: Multiple family farms of Gitwe Farmer Cooperative Society
    Region:  Kiambu

    Altitude: 1520 - 2200 m
    Varietals:  SL-28, Batian, Ruiru 11, K7
    Harvest:  November - January
    Production Method: Washed 

  • The international demand for Kenyan coffees has grown since the 1930s and to this day the desire for the vibrant complexity that Kenyan coffees offer is at its height. While the locals have demonstrated a preference for tea, the world craves Kenya's supremely unique varietals. Most Kenyan coffee is sold at the famous Nairobi Coffee Exchange, a largely silent auction where traders race to outbid one another.

    Kenyan farmers grow more than just coffee on about one acre of land, so cooperatives and central processing units are utilized to help small farmers with the sorting, weighing, and processing. The Karatu factory is one such unit. Farmers from the Gitwe Farmers Cooperative Society - comprised of nearly 2000 members - take their coffee to Karatu in cherry form. Coffee is blended together, with all of the other members' coffee, and sorted by size - making it impossible to identify individual farmers. So while we would love to promote the individual farmers, Karatu truly is a cooperative and credit is shared!