All Coffee is sold as Whole Beans.
Gatomboya factory is operated by the Barichu Farmer Cooperative Society (F.C.S.), which has about 1,000 smallholder members, about 900–950 of whom are active.
The farmers grow on very small plots, and also tend macadamia, corn, bananas, and beans.
Cherries here are sorted, depulped, fermented overnight before being washed, and then placed on raised beds for 10–12 days.
The coffee is fermented for a period of time that is determined by how the seeds feel: When the parchment isn’t sticky anymore, and is easily removed when the seeds are rubbed between a worker’s hands, then the fermentation is complete.
Years working with Axil:1