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Drip Pack - Kenya - Gathiruini AA

Location: Kiambu
Producer: Komothai FCS
Varietal: SL-28, SL-34, Batian Grade AA 
Growing Altitude: 1800 masl
Processing Method: Washed
Harvest: February 2019
Product: Drip Pack
Flavour Notes: Passionfruit, Jasmine & Black Currant

 

This is the first year that we're able to work with this phenomenal AA selection from the Gathiruini Factory, on the slopes of the Aberdare mountain range. This particular lot, a selection of SL28, SL34 and Ruiru 11 varietals, is our first Kenyan release from the recent harvest and is an excellent example of high quality coffee from the Kiambu county.

The cherries, collected from over 730 members of the Komothai Farmers Cooperative, are delivered to the Gathuruini Factory to be sorted by maturity and quality grouping before pulping and washing. The coffee receives between 24 and 48 hours of fermentation, dependant on density, before drying on raised beds for and average duration of 8-14 days.

We're really excited to be working with this coffee. You can expect to find notes of tropical fruits, delicate florals as well as a distinct finish of blackberry.

 

Drip Pack Method #1 - With Scale:

Pull and tear the tab on your Drip Pack to open, fold out the wings on either side of the bag and place your Drip Pack over a cup of your choice, preferably a tall vessel with a capacity larger than 250ml.

Once you have placed and attached your Drip Pack, place your cup on an electronic weighing scale with a timer function and tare. Heat clean water to a temperature of 92'C degrees, ideally using a water with a total hardness below 125 ppm.

Using your timer and scale, pour your water into the Drip Pack, aiming to complete a pour of 150g of water with a duration of 30 seconds. Take care when pouring to ensure that your Drip Pack does not overflow.

After your pour is complete, wait approximately 60 seconds for all of the liquid to filter through the coffee bed, before carefully removing the filter.

 

Drip Pack Method #2 - Without Scale:

Pull and tear the tab on your Drip Pack to open, fold out the wings on either side of the bag and place your Drip Pack over a cup of your choice, preferably a tall vessel with a capacity of between 200-250ml.

Once you have placed and attached your Drip Pack, take a cup of the similar or same size, fill that cup to 2/3 of its capacity with hot and clean water suitable for coffee brewing.

Pour your water from your second cup into the Drip Pack, aiming to complete your pour within a duration of 30 seconds. Take care when pouring to ensure that your Drip Pack does not overflow.

After your pour is complete, wait approximately 60 seconds for all of the liquid to filter through the coffee bed, before carefully removing the filter.