This coffee comes to us from the Yara Estate, located four hours north of Nairobi within the highlands of Kenya’s Kiambu County.
The Yara Estate was established as a British dairy farm in 1902, with no plans for the production of coffee until 1930 when the Gatatha Farmers Co. recognized the potential and bought the estate. They opened it to local farmers and made it into a cooperative. Over the years, the decision to move to coffee has provided its members with the means to thrive and invest. For instance, they’ve made strides in community betterment by building fisheries and even a school. The Yara Estate also raises livestock, grows their own feeder corn, sells milk, buys and sells real estate, and even produces its own tea. This is all made possible through the sale of specialty coffee.
Coffee grown in this area occupies the upper echelon of specialty coffee, and is always among the most sought after throughout the world. Expect notes of kumquat, blackberry, and dark chocolate a bright, grapefruit acidity accompanied by a medium-heavy body.
- 1650 masl
- Bright, Grapefruit