Gachuiro AB | Kenya | Filter
We Nitrogen Flush all of our coffee when bagging for an inert shelf stable environment by locking freshness inside for up to 6 weeks prior to opening
Region: Nyeri County
Varietal: SL-28, SL-34, Ruiru 11
Altitude: 1,750 - 1,950 MASL
Gachuiro is a washing station (or factory, as they are called in Kenya) located on the eastern side of Mt. Kenya National Park, in the Karatina Municipality of Kenya’s Nyeri County. Established in 1988, it is one of four active washing stations – along with its sister factories, Kiangundo, Ichuga and Kiamaina – owned by the Kiama Coffee Farmers’ Cooperative Society (FCS).
Gachuiro receives coffee cherries from 401 of the cooperative’s farmer members (204 male, 197 female) who grow coffee trees on nearby shambas, located across an elevation of 1,700-1,950 meters above sea level. Once harvested, coffee cherries are delivered to Gachuiro, where they are processed and dried under the management of David Kamau (former manager of sister factory, Kiangundo), ahead of being transported to Nairobi for sale (either directly or through the auction system). Besides David, Gachuiro employs five permanent staff members and an additional two workers during the season.