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Gura Wet Mill

County: Nyeri (Othaya Constituency)
Society: Othaya Farmers’ Cooperative Society Limited
No. of Farmers: Total: 645
Men: 487
Women: 158
Acreage Farmed: 103.6 Acres
Altitude: 1,752 meters above sea level
Harvest Season: October- January
Annual Rainfall Amount: 1,326mm
Annual Temperature Amount: 13-26°C
Coffee Type: Arabica, mainly SL28, SL34 and some few Ruiru 11 and Batian varieties
Certification Type: Fairtrade
Average Annual Cherry Production: 5-10 KGs per tree
Soil Type: Red volcanic soils that are rich in phosphorus and are well drained
Art of Production: The coffee is wet processed, where the fully ripe cherries are;

·         Pulped,

·         Fermented,

·         Washed,

Dried slowly over 2- 3 weeks where the moisture content is reduced to 10-12%.

The coffee is then delivered to the dry mill.

Grower’s Cultural History/ Profile: Gura Wet mill is on The Banks Of Gura River (said to be the fastest river in Africa) on the adulating slopes of the Aberdare Ranges.

Most of the coffees from Nyeri develop and mature slowly producing extra hard beans.

This quality is also evident in the cup. This is why Nyeri is traditionally known as the heart of Kenya’s black gold coffee.

The main harvesting season is one which runs from October to December.

Processing Method: Wet processing
Drying Process: Dry milling after the parchment has dried
Milling Location: Othaya Coffee Mill
Moisture Level: 10.5%
Cup Report: At medium roast the sharp acidity characteristic of Kenya’s coffee is still evident in the cup (citrus acidity).

A full smooth body and well interacting tones of black currant, vanilla and nutty hints are evident.

Availability: Available from January- May every year
F.O.B Location: Mombasa
Ex-Warehouse Location: Nairobi
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