Mandarin, Juicy, Currant Jam, Cherry Cola

Location: Nyeri

Varietal: SL-28, SL-34, Ruiru 11

Process: Washed

Elevation: 1700 masl

This coffee comes to us courtesy of the Rutuma Cooperative Society, an organization comprised of seven factories located on the southern slopes of Mt. Kenya, in the Nyeri District. This area sits at an average altitude of 1700-800 meters above sea level, has rich volcanic sandy soil, and is generally planted with the SL 28 and SL 34 varieties. As the flowering season happens from March through April, harvest follows from November through December throughout the region. Coffee is harvested fully ripe, depulped and fermented with fresh river water from the Kemeria streams, washed, and set to dry in the sun on raised beds. At this stage it is turned and sorted until at a stable moisture.

Fresh crop Kenya, y’all. It’s time. We tested this coffee against six others and the Ndurutu dominated on the cupping table. This is the first of this season’s Kenyans for us and we are jazzed AF. We bought half the lot. Sweet sweet citrus and cherry cola.

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