Elevation: 1650-1890 masl
Variety: SL-34, SL-28
Tastes Like: Black Tea, Floral, Creamy, Citrus Fruit
Roast Level: Light
This Grand Designer AB coffee is farmed on the Pearless Estate, a quality-focused farm owned by the late Mugwimi Wachira. The farm is located 3km from the Kimathi University College in Nyeri County, Kenya's most revered coffee region. Established in the mid 1920’s by British settlers, the estate is among the oldest and largest coffee plantations in Kenya. This unique estate is infamous for solely farming the most-prized and complex SL 28 and SL 34 Bourbon varieties, a rare opportunity in Kenya where there is a growing use of hybrids. That said, estate manager Martin Njau is experimenting with the Ruiru 11 and evaluating its prospects. Pearless currently produces 34 tons of coffee annually and is set to produce 40 tons in the coming year as it benefits from improved methods of farming.