||Nyeri (Othaya Constituency)
||Othaya Farmers’ Cooperative Society Limited
|No. of Farmers:
||1,752 meters above sea level
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||Arabica, mainly SL28, SL34 and some few Ruiru 11 and Batian varieties
|Average Annual Cherry Production:
||5-10 KGs per tree
||Red volcanic soils that are rich in phosphorus and are well drained
|Art of Production:
||The coffee is wet processed, where the fully ripe cherries are;
Dried slowly over 2- 3 weeks where the moisture content is reduced to 10-12%.
The coffee is then delivered to the dry mill.
|Grower’s Cultural History/ Profile:
||Gura Wet mill is on The Banks Of Gura River (said to be the fastest river in Africa) on the adulating slopes of the Aberdare Ranges.
Most of the coffees from Nyeri develop and mature slowly producing extra hard beans.
This quality is also evident in the cup. This is why Nyeri is traditionally known as the heart of Kenya’s black gold coffee.
The main harvesting season is one which runs from October to December.
||Dry milling after the parchment has dried
||Othaya Coffee Mill
||At medium roast the sharp acidity characteristic of Kenya’s coffee is still evident in the cup (citrus acidity).
A full smooth body and well interacting tones of black currant, vanilla and nutty hints are evident.
||Available from January- May every year