Kenyan coffees are known for their juicy, and extremely pronounced acidities. Phosphoric-rich soil plays a role in creating a vibrant cup. This lot delivers soft chamomile blossoms alongside the tart sweetness of nectarine with a black currant body.
Ndaroini Small Holding producers
Years of Purchase
October - March
Chamomile, Nectarine, Black Currant
We recommend iced pour over.
22 grams ground coffee
100 grams ice
252 grams hot water
Total brew time is 3 minutes. We recommend giving the final brew a shake then straining over a vessel with additional ice.
Anyone that loves Ruthaka will enjoy this.
It’s our first year purchasing from the Ndaroini Cooperative located in the Nyeri region of Kenya.
The goal of Ndaroini farmers is to improve their overall production and quality of the coffee. Two years ago, the cooperative was divided into 7 blocks, consisting of 200 members. It has since grown to between 1200 to 1400 members strong. The memories are fueled by the ethos “take care of one another.” Every farmer undergoes training in agronomic practices to ensure the progress of their shrubs. The cooperative’s mission is to increase cup quality by bringing their overall cup scores from 85 to 87 or higher. During our recent visit, we heard from many farmers about the difficult payment structure in Kenya. Direct sourcing, payment, and traceability can be difficult.
The Ndaroini Cooperative in 2018 & 2019 produced 1,322,774 pounds of cherry and in 2019 & 2020 produced 2,094,391 pounds of cherry. In just 2 years the cooperative almost doubled their output.
We believe the coffee experience is our responsibility from seed to cup. Coffee is our craft, our ritual, our passion. It drives us and inspires us. With this simple truth and responsibility we are bridging the gap from farmlevel to streetlevel.