Flavour Profile: Honeydew Melon, Jasmine, Gooseberry, Oolong.
Producers: New Murarandia Cooperative.
Varietals: SL-28, Ruiru 11.
The Gatuya factory is located in Muranga county in the central part of Kenya. The farmers delivering to the factory are members of the New Murarandia Farmers Cooperative Society. The county borders to Mount Kenya, one of the most well respected coffee growing regions in the world. The main harvest for Gatuya is from October through February. Varieties grown are typical for Kenya – SL28, SL34, Ruiru 11 and Batian.
The factory is receiving assistance from Dorman's field partner Coffee Management Services (CMS). The long term goal is to increase coffee production through farmer training, ready access to inputs, Good Agricultural Practice seminars, and providing the most current printed materials on sustainable farming. By paying the producers some of the highest returns for their coffee the objective can be achieved. We strongly believe in establishing a transparent, trust based relationship with smallholder farmers, helping to support sustained industry growth throughout the country, and continuing to elevate the standards of quality coffee produced in Kenya.