Kenya - Gititu AA - Washed - 250g

Blackcurrant, lemon, peach, with hints of vanilla and florals.


Gitunduri, Kiambu / 1550 masl. / SL28 & SL34 / Washed / SCA - 88.50p

With its establishment in 1954, Gititu Farmers Cooperative Society (FCS) holds the distinction of being one of the oldest cooperative societies in Kiambu. Presently, the FCS owns and operates a total of eight factories, serving approximately 5,000 dedicated members. The long-standing success of Gititu Factory can be attributed to the FCS's unwavering commitment to transparency and communication. In an effort to involve its members in the coffee-selling process, Gititu FCS extends an invitation for them to attend auctions at the Nairobi Coffee Exchange. This opportunity allows members to witness the sale of their coffees firsthand and gain a deeper understanding of the selling process.

The cherries undergo pulping and a fermentation period of approximately 48 hours. After fermentation, the coffee is thoroughly washed with clean water and meticulously graded in dedicated grading channels. The parchment, or protective layer, is then spread out on raised beds for drying. The drying process typically spans 14 to 21 days, allowing the parchment to reach the ideal moisture content.
Roast info

This coffee is roasted for filter - meaning, a light roast. We roast our seasonal coffees in this manner because we wish for the coffee to shine as it is - for it to display the characteristics that have produced its excellent quality. This kind of roast allows the natural flavours, acids and sugars of the coffee to be in the front, and lets you learn about its origin through taste. As the name says, it's best used in filter coffee methods, such as drip or immersion, so while making an espresso from these is possible, it could prove tricky.

Use and storage

We recommend you enjoy this coffee within 3 months of the roasting date.
Store in a dry and cool place, between +16 and +25 degrees.

Related products

Sustainable Coffee Trading

This coffee's cycle from farm to your cup has been one of honesty and hard work. We source our coffees from producers that use environmentally-friendly growing practices, roast it so that it's consistently good, package it in materials that either recycle or can be refilled and deliver the coffee with emissions in mind. Sustainability is one of our core values, and the path of our coffee demonstrates that.

Become A Wholesale Partner

We believe that good specialty coffee has to be accessible to everyone, so we are very proud to work with partners who share this belief. If you wish to deliver a memorable coffee experience to your guests, get in touch with us and together we can make that happen.