Country: Ruiru, Kenya
Name: Rukira AB
Farm: Rukera Farm
Region: Kiambu Country
Altitude: 1,500 - 1,600 meters asl
Process: Processing Sun-dried on African beds
Your November Coffee is CRI - Rukira AB - Kenya
This exceptional AB lot was produced at the historic Rukera Farm, owned and operated by Kenya’s Coffee Research institute, one of the country’s primary agricultural bodies, As one of the country’s key colonial crops, it is perhaps not surprising that investment in coffee research in Kenya dates back to the beginning of the 20th century.
During the harvest, only the ripest cherries are picked at each pass. These are delivered on the same day to the ‘factory’ (as Kenyan washing stations/wet mills are called), sorted to remove any damaged or underripe cherries, and pulped on the farms’ 4 disk pulper. The pulped coffee is then fermented for around 12 hours before being fully washed in clean water pumped from the Ruiru River to remove all the remaining mucilage.