Kenya Ruarai Lot #151

Kenya Ruarai Lot #151

12.00

pink grapefruit•red currant•vanilla

250g/8.8oz box

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The Story

About 600 smallholder farms deliver coffee cherries to the Ruarai wet mill, where they are hand sorted to remove unripe and overripe cherries before going into production. A pulping machine then separates the coffee by density, sending grades 1 and 2 to fermentation for 16-24 hours in the shade. After fermentation, the coffees are washed in channels and then soaked in clean water from the Gatomboya stream for 16-18 hours. Finally, the coffee gets dried on raised beds for 21 days, covered in plastic during midday and at night. The traditional auction system in Kenya rewards quality with higher prices to the farmer, and Ruarai is one of the best mills in Nyeri.

 

cupping notes

Pink Grapefruit, Red Currant, Vanilla

region

Nyeri

producer

Ruthaka Farmers’ Co-operative Society

 

process

Washed

varietal

SL 28 and SL 34

altitude

1700 – 1800 masl

harvest

Dec 2015 - Jan 2016