Washed and dried on traditional drying beds, our Kenya Nyeri Rukira AA is a classic example of a Kenyan coffee: full of berry and dried fruit flavors with an unbelievable complexity. Newton Ndiritu, Rukira Factory Chairman at the time and a pioneer of Specialty Coffee in Kenya, gave us a special tour of their facility back when we began our partnership with this cooperative in 2014. We have bought coffee from Rukira every single year since, strictly trading through the not-for-profit Kenyan Coffee Union's (KCCE) export organization.
Newton and his fellow coop members' attention to detail and deep dedication to craft combine to make this coffee some of the best coffee we know.
Region: Othaya, Nyeri
Process: Fully washed and dried on raised beds
Farmer: Othaya FCS - 560 farmers with 160 being women, all small stakeholders
Varietal: SL 28 & SL 34
Cupping Notes: Caramel, Fig, Tamarind.