Our third Kenyan coffee from The Long Miles Coffee Project is another lovely field blend from Nyeri. Produced by the Rutuma Co-operative at the Ndurutu coffee factory, this espresso is full of bright currant and citrus, complimented by sweet undertones of vanilla.
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Producer Rutuma FCS
Region Nyeri, Kenya
Varieties 90% SL28/SL34 & 10% Ruiru 11
Altitude 1650-1700 masl
Ndurutu Factory, located in Nyeri is owned and operated by the Rutuma Amalgamated Farmers' Co-operative Society. Ndurutu collects cherries from 527 smallholder farmers, of whom, 132 are women. The factory processed 290,000 kgs of cherry every harvest period. Rutuma provides premiums to the community for projects, including financially supporting the local children's home and organizing health clinics for local women, to screen for cervical cancer.
The world famous coffee growing region of Nyeri sits on the South-Western slopes of Mount Kenya and derives its name of the Masaai word for red - Nyiro - in reference to the region's red volcanic soil.
SL28 and SL34 are the most sought after coffee varieties in Kenya, and in consuming countries have essentially become synonymous with quality Kenyan coffee. In recent years, we have been seeing more Kenyan offerings include the hybrid Ruiru 11 variety. These hybrid more resistant to Coffee Berry Disease and Coffee Leaf Rust than the traditional SL varieties while still retaining high quality potential, making it an important bulwark for producers against the devastating economic effects of crop disease.
Fermented for 24-48 hours, followed by a secondary soak. Dried on raised beds for 14-21 days.