Origin: Nyeri, Kenya
Altitude: 4600-6500 feet
Varieties: SL28, SL34 & Ruiru 11
Process: Wet Process, Raised Bed Drying
Drying: Sun Dried
Roast: Light – Medium
Notes: Tannins, Black Currant & Caramel
Kenyan coffees are regarded as some of the best coffees you can get, and are used consistently in roasting and barista competitions. This Kenya Nyeri Gura stands tall with all the other Kenyan offerings we’ve had. Due in part to the soil and elevation of Kenya’s growing regions, but also due to varietal selection. Though the varietal designations of SL## may look a bit confusing, this is only a designation given by a company called Scott Laboratories. There are many identified varietal with such a designation, but not so many have had the success and flavor profile of the SL28, and SL34 varieties.
The Kenya Gura is farmed by family owned farms around the Gura Wet Mill, and is processed using water from the Gura River. The Gura river is considered the fastest river in the world. There is an intimate connection between the coffee farmed here and the river. The Kenyan government operates a coffee auction system, which allows quality coffee to be rewarded with a good price. However, much of the coffee produced cannot be traced to a one single farm as it gets blended together, sometimes regionally. Our Kenya Gura is only sourced from around the Gura wet mill in the Nyeri region, which allows us to get a focused and quality cup.