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Extract Coffee Roasters - Gititu Filter Coffee - Washed Kenyan Coffee - 250g

In the Cup

Crisp apple & elderflower cordial


Origin:
Smallholders of the Gititu Farmers Cooperative Society, Kimathi Washing Station, Kiambu, Kenya
Process:
Washed
Drinking Guide:
Best without milk. Brew as a pourover filter using 60-80g coffee per 1l water.
Good Stuff:
Supporting smallholders

About Gititu filter coffee

A new coffee to Extract, Gititu is a really great example of how good a Kenyan washed coffee can be.

If you're a filter coffee fan and enjoyed Kiiriangoro earlier this year, then you're going love this one! 

With sparkling acidity and crisp fruit flavours, we've roasted it for filter and recommend drinking this one without milk.

Gititu is from the Kiambu region is just north of the capital Nairobi. Kiambu has high altitudes and a mild climate with high levels of rainfall. These are perfect growing conditions for arabica coffee, enabling high density, uniform beans.

In the cup Gititu is well-balanced with the crisp flavours of apple which Kenyan coffees are known for. 


How to brew Gititu filter

We’ve brewed up Gititu in a chemex and as a V60 - this coffee is perfect for any pour-over filter coffee method. We recommend a brew ratio of 60–80g coffee / 1000ml hot, filtered water to make the most of the crisp acidity of this delicious coffee. 


Meet the growers

This coffee is grown by smallholders of the Gititu Farmers Cooperative Society. The ripe, red coffee cherries are picked and then taken to the Kimathi Washing Station in Kiambu for processing.

Central coffee processing at washing stations like Kimathi is common in Kenya as most coffee growers don't own their own mill or processing facilities. Working as a cooperative and using a washing station like Kimathi gives small coffee farmers better access to buyers (like Extract) looking to purchase coffee in larger amounts.

At the washing station, the cherries are sorted under the meticulous eye of the ‘Cherry Clerk’. Only the best quality cherries are then pulped to remove the outer fruit and the beans are fermented in tanks for between 12-48 hours.

This fermentation process adds complexity to the coffee, and brings the sticky, wine-gum body that we love so much to the final cup.

Once fermented, the green coffee beans are washed to clear any remaining mucilage, sorted and delivered to the Extract ready for roasting.


Meet the Roasters

Gititu filter coffee is roasted on Betty, a vintage coffee roaster lovingly brought back to life through a series of restorations by the Extract team.

Gititu Filter

£12.50

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How to brew Gititu Filter

Best without milk. Brew as a pourover filter using 60-80g coffee per 1l water.

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Illustration of various brewing methods
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