I'm really into coffee.
figs ✢ burnt honey ✢ five spice
Region: KIAMBU COUNTY
Farm: RUERA ESTATE
Variety: RUIRU 11, SL 28, K7, BATIAN
Hi there & hello to our endearing coffee enthusiasts! The "I'm really into coffee series" is an ode to us, the cultured, educated, graceful, & elitist snobs. I say this as a fellow "enthusiast", but admittedly I like to think of myself as obsessive. The extraction is key here as I find certain flavors transform from honey to burnt honey to jaggery to figs all depending on the method & extraction. Please send a lil' feedback as I would love to see how this coffee transforms for you!
About the farm:
Ruera Estate, located in Kiambu County just outside of Ruiru town, spans roughly 190 hectares at 1577m above sea level, offering employment to roughly 300 workers each day. Employees manually pick cherries before delivering them to the wet mill for processing. After carefully sorting, the cherries are placed on raised beds to be finished as a natural.
Much of the work at Ruera Estate is centered around community and sustainability. The estate has made continual efforts toward environmental conservation through reforestation, energy conservation, proper waste disposal, and soil erosion conservation. Additionally, Ruera Estate offers housing opportunities to its employees who opt to live on the farm. Resident employees are provided with childcare for preschool children and have the option of sending their older children to a primary school on the farmland. By utilizing environmentally responsible agriculture practices and providing the community with economic and social support systems Ruera Estate has been able to streamline operations on the farm to improve cup quality while building stronger relationships.