Producer:Karatu Wet Mill, one of four
Farm Size:150 trees on average per family
Altitude:6,200 ft.
Varietals:SL28 & SL34
Harvest:December 2014
Soil:Red volcanic loam, acidic
Production Method:Traditional Kenya washed
Now roasting full-time through New Year's!

This is the third year we are carrying the high altitude Karatu, this time we selected the AA grade and the cup is pristine yet even more complex, floral and sweeter. Strawberry, tangerine and later grapefruit, as the coffee cools, meld with underlying blackberry, all sweetly disappearing with the last sip.

Karatu is one of four wet mills, called factories in Kenya, which form part of the Gitwe Cooperative Society of Farmers, Ltd. Approximately 900 farms, with an average of 150 coffee trees, bring their coffee cherries to this mill. Karatu is a mere 22 miles from Kenya's capital, Nairobi, on the east-facing side of the Aberdare Mountains.

Coffee fields grow alongside tea fields at elevations over 6,000 feet. These farmers practice multi-cropping - macadamia, avocado, beans, bananas, peas, sweet potatoes as well as tea.

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Please note:
Orders must be placed by 6:00am (Eastern Time) on their roasting date.
We open the cart availability for each limited edition roast on the Thursday afternoon before the date of roasting. ~ Thanks!


12 ounce