Our new Ruarai AA coffee comes from the Nyeri region in central Kenya.
Ruarai is also the name of the river that flows through this area. He comes from the largest ethnic group Kikuyu.
It could be translated as a "rock place". From this river is also used water for processing coffee cherries.
The factory was founded in 1951 and is part of the Ruthaka Farmers Cooperative Society.
The coffees are usually processed here by a wet process, then sorted in concrete channels and dried on raised beds.
The main varieties grown are SL28 and SL34,
Ruarai buys coffee cherries from 600 small farmers with a plot diameter of 0.4 hectares.
Their total annual coffee production is about 280 tons.
The average annual rainfall in the region is 1400 mm. Temperatures range between 14 and 25 degrees Celsius.
The soil is mostly of volcanic origin.
The main harvests in this region take place from October to December.
Region:Nyeri District (near the Ruarai River), central Kenya
Farm (farmer): a processing plant combining production from several smaller farmers
Altitude: 1700 - 1800 m above sea level
Variety: SL 28 & SL 34
Processing: washed method
Taste profile: currants, blackberries, brown sugar