Location: Karatina, Nyeri, Central Kenya
Altitude: 1600-1700 MASL
Varietal: SL 28 and SL 34
Processing: Fully Washed
Farm: Small landholders
Producer: Ndaroni Factory
In the cup: Berries, baking spices, crisp acidity, brown sugar, chocolate and vanilla.
Ndaroni Factory was built 1984 by a group of producers in Karatina who were tired of traveling long distances to deliver their cherry. For this reason, they named the factory, “ndaroini,” meaning “place of rest” in Swahili, one of Kenya’s national languages.
Today, Ndaroni is one of 3 factories operated by Gikanda Farmers Cooperative Society (FCS). Gikanda FCS was founded in 1996 and has developed a reputation for producing lots of the highest quality by continuing to invest in infrastructure, training and supporting their member farmers.
(info courtesy of Sucafina)