Blackcurrant, blood orange, sugarcane.
Varietals: SL-28, SL-34 & Ruiru 11
Cupping Score: 87
As the average coffee farmer in Kenya will typically only have between 0.5 and 3 acres of land, around 70% of coffees in Kenya are processed in centralised washing stations (or “Coffee Factories”) and sold as mixed producer lots at auction via the Nairobi Coffee Exchange. This lot, however, comes from Nyala Estate, one of the oldest coffee farms in the country with a long history in Kiambu County. Situated on the slopes of the Aberdare Mountains in the central highlands of Kenya, formally the white highlands just south of the Equator.
These coffees are known in Kenya as ‘UPPER KIAMBU’ origins. The estate produces about 120 tons of coffee a year on 66 hectares of land. The team at Nyala Estate have been focussing on sustainability, re planting shade and forest trees, encouraging growth of cover crop to protect soil from direct sun, planting Bermuda grass to prevent erosion and adopting several biodiversity measures and encouraging natural predators to reduce chemical use.
Whole Beans, Drip Filter, Espresso, Plunger, Stovetop