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Five Ways Coffee Roasters

Kenya - Gakuyu-Ini AB - Washed

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Gakuyu-Ini, a member of the Thirikwa Cooperative Society, is situated in Kirinyaga County, within the Central Highlands of Kenya. Nestled amidst a picturesque landscape, the factory occupies a fertile and forested setting, enveloped by a multitude of smallholder subsistence farmers who cultivate and supply coffee to the station. The fertile soils, enriched by Mount Kenya, create optimal conditions for the cultivation of exquisite coffee cherries.

The factory, nestled at the foot of Mt. Kenya, was established in 1995. It draws its name from the nearby Kii River, which provides clean water for the washing process. The smallholder farmers responsible for harvesting and post-harvesting activities exercise great care, selectively handpicking only fully ripened cherries before delivering them to Kii. Upon arrival, the cherry clerk oversees a meticulous visual sorting process, accepting only the densest and ripest cherries.

At Gakuyu-ini, coffee is processed using traditional methods commonly found in Kenya. Local workers are hired to handpick ripe coffee cherries from October to January. These cherries are pulped using disc pulpers at the wet mill, where the water used for conveying the mucilage-coated beans aids in separating them by density. Through this process, three grades of parchment coffee are created: P1 (the highest quality), P2, and P3. The parchment coffee then undergoes dry fermentation in large tanks for approximately 24 hours, until the mucilage loosens and the beans acquire a pebble-like texture. At the final stage of fermentation, the beans are washed in water-filled channels, allowing for further separation of low-grade "floaters" from the dense, high-quality beans. Following this, the parchment coffee is soaked in cold water for about 24 hours in a soak tank, contributing to the distinctive flavours associated with Kenyan coffee.

We extend our gratitude to Falcon Coffees for revolutionising the approach in coffee origins. Their ultimate objective is to address transparency challenges in Kenya and ultimately eliminate the need for the auction system altogether. They achieve this by directly collaborating with farmers' associations, cooperatives, and small estates, bypassing the involvement of marketing agents.

We will leave this one to your taste buds but we think this one is massive on complex acidity, juiciness and nice body.

We'll leave it up to your taste buds, but we believe this one offers a combination of complex acidity, juiciness, and a satisfying body!

This coffee has received a cupping score of 88.


Country: Kenya

Region: Kirinyaga, Central Kenya

Process: Fully washed

Tasting Notes: Floral, lemongrass, candy like, juicy body.

Altitude: 1700-1900mamsl

Variety: SL28 & 34

Roast Type: Filter

We roast weekly to order. Shipping takes place every Thursday and Friday. Order before Tuesday to ensure delivery within the week.

Grind size: Whole bean
Size: 250g
Roast Type: Filter

Pickup available at Kinkerstraat 186

Usually ready in 2-4 days

Grind size: Whole bean
Size: 250g
Roast Type: Filter

Product information

Our standards in coffee making are reflected in our care for the environment. By using innovative packaging and sustainable logistics techniques, we aim to reduce our carbon footprint.

Five Ways is always on the lookout for new and inspiring ways to be sustainable and care for our planet.

Shipping at Five Ways:

The basics, Add to the cart the items (or coffee) you would like to purchase. We will then select, pack and ship your choices to your location. We roast weekly to order. Shipping takes place every Thursday and Friday. Order before Wednesday to ensure delivery departs within the same week.

Shipping and delivery

We ship using our friends at Keen delivery. This delivery platform allows us to ship with multiple carriers. Within Europe we use DPD, Post NL and DHL. Local shipping in The Netherlands we use DPD and you should receive your goods within 24-48 hours. Given Brexit… we ship to the UK with PostNL do expect delays here due to customs paperwork.

Note: due to COVID-19 restrictions, delivery is expected to take between 1-2 days longer, depending on your location. We are not responsible for any unforeseen service disruptions by our delivery partners.

Shipping rates

Shipping rates are calculated automatically at checkout using inputs from our providers. Is shipping not available to your country? Email us your order and, we will arrange it for you.


To be arranged at the time of order. We will also offer this service at our flagship locations which, will be opening very soon. Only available within Amsterdam.


We can’t accept returns on coffee due to it being perishable. However, we really want you to be happy with your beans! If you have any issues with our coffee, please call or email within the week of receiving your order.



At Five Ways we are official distributors of ACAIA products. We have the Reseller RMA policy to, set up warranty and service between reseller (us) and the consumer. Please email us if you have any further questions.
Who is responsible to covers fees within the warranty period? See below.

Product Purchased from Acaia Local Reseller 

Parallel Import 


Reseller is responsible for inspection and repair 

Customer is responsible for inspection fee 

Parts Fee 

Covered by Acaia 

Covered by Acaia 

Shipping Fee 

Reseller is responsible for two-way shipping cost 

Customer is responsible for two-way shipping cost 

  1. Choose the right container: It's important to store your coffee beans in an airtight container. Look for a container made of a material that won't absorb odors, like glass or ceramic. Avoid using plastic containers, as they can impart a plastic-like taste to the coffee.
  2. Keep the container away from light: Coffee beans are sensitive to light, which can cause them to degrade more quickly. Store your coffee container in a dark place, such as a pantry or cupboard.
  3. Keep the container away from heat: Heat can also cause coffee beans to degrade. Avoid storing your coffee container near a heat source, such as a stove or oven.
  4. Store at room temperature: Coffee beans should be stored at room temperature, between 60 and 75 degrees Fahrenheit. Avoid storing coffee beans in the refrigerator or freezer, as moisture can cause them to spoil and lose their flavor.
  5. Use whole beans: It's best to store whole coffee beans rather than ground coffee. Ground coffee has a larger surface area, which makes it more vulnerable to oxidation and degradation.
  6. Avoid air exposure: Exposure to air can cause coffee beans to oxidize, which can lead to a stale or sour taste
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Our Roastery

You'll find us in Amsterdam West, where we roast on a Giesen W15 and a Loring S35 Kestrel. These beauties give us total control over our roasts, the freedom to tweak to optimise flavour and the ability to roast at volume, allowing us to cater to a variety of customers.

From day one all we wanted to do was source, roast, brew and serve the best coffee we could find.

Our aim is to highlight the terroir of the origin and different processes utilised. We also often select unique and exotic coffees which force us to grow and challenge our way of thinking.