Region: Nyeri County, Central Region
Altitude: 1650-1800 MASL
Arabica Varietal: Ruiru
Farm: Small landholders
Producer: Maguta Estate
In the cup: Sweet, Plum, Rich, Raisin, Orange, Dark Chocolate, Citrus Peel
About MAGUTA ESTATE:
Maguta Estate works across Nyeri and Embu Coun4es in Central Kenya. Comprised of a network of farms and farmer groups throughout the counties, they seek to empower the local communities by improving the quality of the coffees they produce, as well as the methods used in cultivation and processing. They are committed to improving the livelihoods of the local community in each region, through restoration and improvement of farming and processing practices to facilitate higher income for producers including introducing Carbonic Maceration techniques for some of their beans.
About Nyeri & Embu counties:
Nyeri County is renowned for its cool temperatures and fertile central highlands, both of which contribute to creating unique and delicious coffees. The area lies between the Eastern base of the Aberdare (Nyandarua) Range, which forms part of the Eastern end of the Great Rift Valley, and the Western slopes of Mount Kenya.
Embu Country is located south-east of Nyeri County, bordering the southern slopes of Mount Kenya. The county is characterised by ranging landscapes, with altitudes ranging from 515 – 4570 masl, and has six major rivers flowing through it which provide fresh water for crops and its population.
(Info courtesy of Project Origin)