Varietal: SL28, SL34
Altitude: 1,800 masl
Tastes like: Rosehip, Strawberry Jam
This coffee, grown in the Nyeri region in central Kenya, has a strong sweet and fruity note, like berry jam, ripe watermelon, and elderberry, with a bright and sparkling finish where more delicate flavor tones really open up, like rose, orange blossom, and lemon zest.
Nyeri has a mix of smallholders and block holders with small to medium farms. The ones that don’t have their own processing equipment deliver cherries to their local Cooperative. Most coffees are grown under shade from Gravelia and Muringa Alloevella trees. Many of the farmers are surrounded by several wetmills. They are free to choose where they want to deliver their cherries as members. Due to the traditional auction system in Kenya, quality is rewarded with higher prices. The better factories will then attract more farmers by producing the coffee getting the highest prices, as well as a high payback rate to the farmers.