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Kenya Gulmarg Estate SL28 Natural

Kiambu county is located just outside of Nairobi city. The region has a long history of coffee production and is famous for its large estates, which were originally established by British colonists in the early 20th century.

Kiambu has all the ingredients for arabica coffee to flourish: it is close to the equator, has iron rich, semi-volcanic soils, abundant sunshine and consistently high altitudes up to 2,000masl. The cool night time temperatures in these fertile highlands allows cherries to mature slowly, developing the acidity and complexity in the final cup.

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The Process

Specialty natural processing is a rarity in Kenya, an origin traditionally dominated by fully washed processing alongside lower quality home-processed naturals. At Sasini, selected cherries are dried in the sun on raised African beds for up to 6 weeks. The cherries are carefully turned to ensure consistent drying process and prevent over-fermentation or mould formation, and are covered at night and during rain to protect against moisture damage.


Gulmarg SL28

Origin : Kenya
Subregion : Kiambu County
Harvest Season : 2021/22
Farmers Gulmarg Estate
Processing : Natural
Altitude : 1800m
Variety : SL28
Coffee Grade : KEN CA WA AB
Screen Size : 15up




The team at Covoya brings a vast amount of experience to your coffee journey. We’ve been baristas and roasters, café managers and green coffee buyers as well as sellers. Covoya knows coffee and brings that understanding to our journey with you.

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