BLACKBERRY, POMEGRANATE + CARAMEL
Big fruity Kenyan coffee with sweet buttery tartness to balance it all out. This is the AA separation from this washing station and it shows balanced flavors blackberry, pomegranate, and caramel. Big round juicy mouthfeel and a super sweet finish round out a unique and intriguing cup.
ORIGIN: Nyeri, Rukira, Kenya
VARIETY: SL28 + SL34 + Riuru 11
PRODUCERS: Othaya Farmers Cooperative Society
ALTITUDE: 1900 masl
TASTING NOTES: Blackberry, pomegranate and caramel
ROAST TYPE: Light
Rukira is a wet mill, what is referred to as a "factory" in Kenya terms. Basically this is where members bring coffee cherry for processing - pulping, fermenting, washing, and drying. It's a cooperative setup where these different stations are aligned with farmer members, and the stations belong to a much larger cooperative society: in this case Othaya Farmers Cooperative Society ("FCS"). Rukira is one of several member stations, and is comprised of over 500 members delivering coffee cherry to the mill. The Othaya FCS started in the mid-1950s, ballooning from 250 original members to 15,000 strong today. Altitude of the washing station is just shy of 1900 meters, and you mostly see SL-28 and SL-34, along with a little Ruiru mixed in. Several years back we bought an AB auction lot of Rukira, and we're glad to see it's return. Fruited, bright, sweet, juicy - a real stunner Kenya. This is the AA, larger bean selection (17 - 19 1/64ths of an inch size).