Gatina | Washed | Kenya

Cranberry Jelly, Oranges, Pomegranate


Origin: Kenya

Region: Karatina, Nyeri

Farm/CWS: Gatina CWS

Producer: Mugaga Farmers Co-op (790 members; 510 male, 280 female)

Altitude: 1850-2050m

Variety: SL28, SL34, Ruirull, Batian (Peaberries)

Process: Washed


Gatina Washing Station, near Karatina in Nyeri County, sits between Mount Kenya and the Aberdares. Established in 1968, it's managed by Mugaga Farmers' Cooperative Society. Today the station processes cherries from 790 members (510 male, 280 female).

We’ve been a bit funny about buying from Kenya, understanding that pretty much whoever you buy from, a large portion of the value wouldn’t make it back to the producers. There’s some change afoot though, this article from Coffee Intelligence explains it pretty comprehensively, check it out:

Sustainability & Post Life

Tub: Contains recycled material | FSC certified mixed sources | Recycle with paper at home

Tape: Made from plants | Recycle with paper at home

Coffee Bag: Recyclable LDPE with EVOH barrier and WIPF Recyclable Valve | Recycle with bags at larger supermarkets (4 LDPE)

Diamond Sticker: Foil-coated polypropylene material | Non-recyclable | Diamonds are forever

Tasting Card: Made from 100% recycled fibre​ | ​​FSC® certified and carries the EU Ecolabel | Recycle with paper at home

Coffee FAQ

Does your coffee come as whole bean or ground?

We only sell whole bean coffee. This is to ensure you make the best cup possible and a big part of that is grinding the coffee just before using it.

If you're in need of a grinder, head to our brewing store.

What's the difference between espresso and filter roast?

We profile most of our coffees for both espresso and filter. In basic terms, espresso coffee is often more developed and slightly darker than a filter roast. This varies with each coffee and in general we roast our coffee to what is considered a light/modern profile. Which one is best for you depends on your intended brewing method.

You can search by brew type on our shop.

Is your coffee roasted to order?

We roast multiple times throughout the week and dispatch online orders twice per week (at minimum). Due to the way we roast coffee, we recommend a minimum rest period of 10 days before brewing.