Located in the former Rift Valley Province of Kenya, just south of the equator about 90km from Nairobi, Nakuru county is agriculturally-rich and blessed with volcanic soil, deep and rich in organic matter. This environment, combined with ample rainfall, provides Teremuka Estate with near ideal conditions for growing coffee. After selective hand-picking, coffee cherry is delivered to the wet mill for sorting where ripe, red cherries are separated from under-ripes, over-ripes and foreign matter. The ripe cherries are pulped and wet processed using clean river water which is recirculated before disposal into seepage pits. The coffee is sun-dried on raised tables before further processing at the dry mill where they are hulled and graded by size and density.
This coffee is comprised of three varietals, SL28, SL34 and Ruiru 11. SL28 and SL34 are known for their exceptional quality potential at high altitudes and very high yield potential. Ruiru 11 also has very high yield potential with good quality potential at altitude and is tolerant to coffee leaf rust and resistant to coffee berry disease.
*The name Nakuru means 'a dusty place' in the Maasai language - in reference to frequent whirlwinds that engulf the area with clouds of dust.
SUGGESTED RECIPE: 23g, in 40g, out 35sec
PRODUCERS: Chania Mwahota Ikai
VARIETAL: SL28, SL34 and Ruiru 11
ELEVATION: 2,100 MASL