The Gondo factory is operated by the New Kiriti Farmers Cooperative Society. Coffee cherries are picked and brought to the factory that same day for selection and separation, as hand sorting happens before depulping begins. The ripe cherry is processed using freshwater from the local Kananahu stream, and the coffee is dried under full sun. Coffee in Kenya is typically traceable down to the factory or mill level; most farmers own very small farms and grow other crops besides coffee as well, which means they rely on a central processing unit for sale and processing of their coffee. The factory and cooperative sort, weigh and issue payment for the harvest and then mix up the cherries with the rest of that days deliveries.
Latest batch roasted: 2021-10-05
Taste profile: creamy with notes of black currant, violett and raspberry
Process method: Washed
Arabica variety: SL28, SL34, Ruiru 11, Batian, K7
Altitude: 1 900 masl
Harvested: Oct 2020 - Feb 2021