An intense sweetness akin to prune combines with a tropical vibrancy like passionfruit in this debut offering from the Teremuka Farmers Cooperative Society.
Teremuka Farmers Cooperative Society
1400 - 1500 Meters
January - February
Prune, Passionfruit, Tropical
The East Africa Protectorate was established by the British Empire in 1895 occupying the land that wouldn’t officially be referred to as “Kenya” until it’s independence in 1963.
Under British Colonial Rule, coffee was grown and produced on large estates and sold and consumed in London. It wasn’t until the 1950s that control of Kenyan coffee production would be transferred rightfully back to the Kenyans and Kenya’s centralized wet-mill system, as we know it today, would come to life.
One such estate, the Teremuka Estate, was established in the mid-1900s by European settlers who would continue to operate it until relocating back to Europe in the 1970s. Teremuka staff, at the time, would organize the cooperative society that it is today - purchasing meticulously-harvested coffee cherries from it’s 1,000 + member farmers.
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.