Nyeri country is traditionally known as the heart of Kenya and is home to many interesting and complex coffees. Rukira wet mill was built in 1979 and located between the river Mumwe and river Thuti, which originates from the Aberdare Ranges. This coffee won 1st prize in the EAFCA Taste of Harvest Kenya Chapter.
Lime-like acidity and brown sugar sweetness are the most distinguishable features of this coffee, which also has flavour notes of red apple and red currant in the aftertaste.
Coffee beans are judged on a 100-point scoring system that assesses body, balance, uniformity, sweetness, clarity and acidity. Coffee scoring 80+ points is considered specialty coffee.
WASHING STATION Rukira
PRODUCERS Othaya Farmers’ Cooperative Society
REGION Nyeri Country, Central Region
VARIETAL SL28/SL34 Nyeri Country, Central Region