Populus Coffee | Kenya - James Gachihi

Populus Coffee | Kenya - James Gachihi


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Size: 250g

Flavor notes: Red and black currants, pomegranate, black tea and cherry
Producer: James Ndiritu Gachihi
Origin: Nyeri
Variety: SL28&34
Processing: Washed 
Altitude: 1750-1800 masl
Importer: Belco
Beginning of the relationship: 2020
FOB Price: 6,88$/kg

100% of FOB goes to the group.
Together they pay for milling, exporting, documents, licenses, etc.

James Ndiritu Gachihi is back with a new beautiful coffee from his farm, Maana.

This single-estate Kenyan coffee brews a charming and bright cup with all brewing methods with flavor notes of red and black currants, raspberries, black tea, pomegranate, and cherries. 

The Producer:

James Ndiritu Gachihi is one of the 7 farmers forming a group called MECOP. A game-changing producer group found by David Maguta. We met James and the whole MECOP group when we visited Kenya in early 2020 with our friends from Belco Coffee. The aim of our trip was to source Kenyan coffees with full traceability down to the exact farm they come from.

The group works a lot differently than a traditional Kenyan coop. As there are significantly fewer farmers with bigger lots, they are all able to negotiate their own terms and farmgate prices. The group gets 100% of the paid FOB and then pays together for the milling, exporting fees, different documents, and licenses. 

As many people in this region James also became a coffee farmer in his father's footsteps in his early twenties. Today he has around 8000 trees, mainly SL28 & SL34 but also some Ruiru and Batian varieties. He is highly focused on developing the quality of his coffee and growing his coffee production. He also hopes in the future to work together with his daughter who is showing a lot of interest in the profession.