The Gatomboya Washing Station has a long track record of churning out highly rated coffees while being environmentally conscious. It's under the Nyeri umbrella which is the closest thing to Fair Trade that Kenya has right now.
If you roast it about 15 seconds past 1st cracks on a drum roaster. 403 degrees bean temp. You get a pleasantly acidic coffee with red apple, green grape, good body.
However, this bean also holds up nicely as a medium roast, I would recommend dumping it right around the 2nd cracks and using it as either a single origin espresso or in an espresso blend. Kenya can be particularly bright and overpowering in espresso, but this one does particularly well as espresso since it doesn't have the strong citrus notes like most. Your third option is that it also holds up nicely as a dark roast, I would give it 20 seconds into the rolling 2nd cracks for a sweet french roast.
US Arrival June 2023