Gatomboya comes from a local dialect word meaning swamp, referring to the damp area around the Kirigu river, that runs by the washing station. This is the name given to this coffee factory, one of four owned by the Barichu Farmers Cooperative Society. The factory was initially built in 1987 under a different society, but became part of Barichu in 1996. There are currently just under 700 active members delivering cherry to the mill, which produces around 450 tonnes of green coffee every year. The factory is located just outside the town of Karatina, in the Nyeri region, close to the border with Kirinyaga.
Roaster: La Cabra Producer: Barichu FCS Cooperative Region: Kirinyaga, Kenya Processing: Washed Varietal: SL28 & SL34 Altitude: 1650-1800 masl Roast Date: December 2018 Flavor Notes: Hibiscus-like florals in the aroma, then blackberry jam, moving towards a softer grape-like finish. Weight: 250 gr