Variety: SL-34, Ruiru 11, Batian, SL-28 | Process: Washed | Altitude: 1780 MASL | Harvest: December 2021 | Producer: Smallholder farmers, Ruarai washing station | Region: Nyeri
Jammy and bright, with notes of redcurrant, stone fruit and cacao nib.
The Ruarai washing station?! This Irish-looking name means ‘place of rocks’ in Kenya’s Kikuyu language, inspired by the rocks in the river that flows nearby. Several hundred smallholder farmers from the slopes of Mount Kenya bring their coffee to the Ruarai washing station each year for processing. The area’s rich volcanic soils contribute to the intense, complex, and flavour-dense coffees that this area is famous for. We find this coffee has an excellent acidity, with berry notes followed by hints of cacao on the finish.