The story behind Gachatha AA ML
Gachatha Coffee Factory, founded in 1963, serves the villages of Muthuaini, Thiriku, Gachenge, and Kianjau in Nyeri County and supports 1,542 members. The factory rests on 392-acre on the slopes of the Aberdare Mountain range about 150km North of Nairobi.
Farms in this area grow coffee between 1,800 and 2,100 meters above sea level and take advantage of the deep, fertile volcanic soil common throughout the region and helps create the amazing flavors Kenyan coffee is famous for.
They grow SL28, SL34, and Ruiru 11 varieties, and the member farmers deliver ripe red cherry to the factory for processing. At the factory, the cherries are washed, pulped, and floated to remove defects, and are then fermented overnight to remove the mucilage surrounding the seed. They then dry on raised beds for 7-15 days depending on weather, with sorting and turning happening throughout the process.Download Gachatha AA ML Info Sheet