Rukira has a balanced acidity reminiscent of passionfruit combines with a velvety mouthfeel to deliver this elegant and nuanced Nyeri county coffee.
Othaya Farmers Cooperative Society
Fig, Passionfruit, Velvety
Beginning in 1956 with just 250 member smallholder farmers, the Othaya Farmers Cooperative Society has grown to over 15,000 members who deliver their coffee cherries to one of their nineteen Nyeri county factories - among them, the Rukira factory.
Processing at the Othaya factories involves traditional pulping, double-fermentation, washing and sun-drying, but the Cooperative Society doesn’t stop there in supporting and empowering members to produce the highest quality possible;
From operating a nursery and farm store to provide inputs and seedlings to members; to integrating their own dry-milling operation allowing them to control quality through final hulling, sorting and grading phases; Othaya’s progressive approach to quality control inevitably leads us to some of our favorite Kenyan coffees, year after year.
This lot is a selection of the grade-AA beans from the members of the Rukira Factory. During the dry-milling process, coffee bean size is measured with an assortment of screens with holes of varying diameters. Grade-AA coffees are comprised of only the largest beans in the lot.
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. We are verve. Made in santa cruz.