1 4

Five Ways Coffee Roasters

Kenya - GAKUYU-INI PEABERRY #1 - Washed

Tax included. Shipping calculated at checkout.

Gakuyuini Factory sits nestled on the picturesque slopes of Mount Kenya, benefiting from the region's rich volcanic soil and elevations ranging from 1600 to 1700 meters above sea level. Interestingly, it's just a 1.5-hour journey from Nairobi, showcasing the close proximity of Kenya's coffee-growing regions to urban centers.

Membership at Gakuyuini Factory is well-balanced, with 674 female farmers and 879 male farmers actively contributing to its operations and coffee production.

The process begins with the farmers meticulously hand-sorting the cherries to ensure only the ripest ones proceed to production. A disc pulping machine is then used to efficiently remove the outer skin and pulp from the cherries. The resulting coffee beans are carefully graded into three different categories based on their density, with Grades 1 and 2 undergoing separate fermentation processes, while Grade 3 is considered a lower grade.

During the fermentation stage, which occurs under closed shade, the coffee is allowed to develop its unique flavors and characteristics for a duration of 16 to 24 hours. Following fermentation, the coffee beans undergo a thorough washing process and are once again graded based on density in specially designed washing channels. Subsequently, the beans are soaked under clean water sourced from the Gatomboya stream for a period of 16 to 18 hours, ensuring optimal cleanliness and preparation.

For the drying phase, the coffee beans are carefully spread out on African drying beds and left to sun dry for up to 21 days. To protect the beans from extreme heat and moisture, they are covered with plastic during the midday and nighttime periods.

By adhering to these meticulous processing methods, Gakuyuini Factory strives to produce exceptional coffees that showcase the unique terroir of the Mount Kenya region and the dedication of its member farmers.

This coffee has received a cupping score of 88.5


Peaberries are typically known to be flavourful, sweeter, cleaner and are more carefully sorted. 

Country: Kenya

Region: Kirinyaga, Central Kenya

Process: Fully washed

Tasting Notes: Blueberries, rhubarb, Honey, Liquorice, thick body 

Altitude: 1600-1800mamsl

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
Roasting now
Roasting now
Roasting now
Roasting now
Roasting now
Roasting now
Roasting now
Roasting now
Roasting now

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.