Region: Central Province, Thika
Altitude: 1525 masl
Processing: Fully Washed, Dried on Raised Beds
Soil: Red volcanic
Varietals: French Mission Bourbon, SL-28, SL-14, Riuru 11, K7, Batian
Producer: Boyce Harries
In the Cup: Blackberry, strawberry, kiwifruits, sweet and jammy with some sherbert zestiness.
Boyce Harries is the current caretaker of the estates Chania and Oreti. He oversees harvest, processing, and between-season upkeep
red volcanic soil and temperatures of 22 to 28 degrees Celsius
The permanent staff of 40 is multigenerational, many having worked and lived alongside up to three generations of the Harries family. The homes Boyce and his family provide have clean water and electricity standard, as well as numerous extra facilities such as a social hall, nursery school, and a homework room. The employees form a self-elected committee which meets monthly to raise and discuss social, welfare, safety, and health matters.
The Harries family is extremely active in the local community, donating more than 50 acres of land to the Thika Municipal Council and cofounding the Wabeni Technical Institute. The institute seeks to teach underprivileged children practical skills which can help them make a living (e.g.dressmaking, motor mechanics, carpentry).