Gachatha

kr 175

Additional information

Weight 0.357 kg
Dimensions 15 × 7.5 × 23 cm
Roast Profile

Producer

Country

Kenya

Region

Nyeri

Cooperative

Wet mill

Cultivar

Process

Washed

Harvest

Flavour Notes

Quantity
kr 175

Gachatha is a small cooperative with only one wet mill located in Nyeri. The around 1000 members are all smallholder farmers cultivating on average around 150 coffee trees each. This means that getting our hands on this delicious coffee is not easy as the coffee produced at Gachatha has consistently been among the best coffees we have tasted in Kenya and there are plenty of buyers who want this coffee. Fortunately we managed to get our hands on a small amount this year.  The Nyeri area is famous for producing some of the best coffees in Kenya and therefore some of the best coffees in the world. The green lush environment with a climate that is always cool at night followed by warm days. This gives really good growing conditions for the coffee and paired with the old SL28 and SL34 cultivars that most of the farmers are cultivating you get an intense and fruity cup of coffee with the classic black currant flavour that is so unique for these coffees. Although a lot of farmers in Nyeri are planting the new Batian cultivars that are more resistant to leaf rust the coffee from Gachatha is still mainly made of the old SL28/34 cultivars. 

Filter

We strongly recommend using the correct measurements and brewing techniques when you brew our coffees. Use a digital scale both to measure water and coffee in order to get consistent results, and we recommend using between 60 to 70 grams of coffee per litre (1000g) of water, depending on the brewing method, water quality and coffee used.

Espresso

We strongly recommend using VST filter baskets. Both the 18g, 20g and the 22g basket is great for our coffee. The VST filters makes it a lot easier to extract the espresso properly which gives a lot more sweetness in the cup. They are also more or less identical to each other which makes it easy to be more consistent when brewing on several groups at the same time. You can buy the filters on our webshop, just make sure they fit your machine (ours fits all La Marzocco machines and machines with 58mm filter baskets). With the VST 18g filter basket, we recommend the following brewing parameters: 18-19g freshly-ground coffee, 25-35s brewing time, 35-38g of final brew liquid in the cup, 93°C-94°C brew water temperature.

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