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Rurima AA

Rurima is an fifteen-hectare estate and family-operated cooperative located in Embu County, managed by Lucy Wanja Ndogo (pictured above). The property sits at 1,800 meters above sea level in the foothills of the extinct volcano, Mt Kenya, close to the town of Manyatta and the Kapingazi river. The area is defined by its bright red, nutrient-rich, volcanic soil and cool climate, both of which contribute to the outstanding quality of the coffees produced on this farm.

The coffee was carefully handpicked by Lucy’s family members, along with any seasonal workers required. During the peak of the harvest, cherries are carefully picked, to ensure only the ripest are selected. After sorting, cherry was pulped using a pulping machine, which removes the skin and fruit from the inner parchment layer that protects the green coffee bean.

The coffee was then dry fermented for 12-24 hours, to break down the sugars and remove the mucilage (sticky fruit covering) from the outside of the beans. Whilst the coffee was fermenting it was checked frequently, and when ready it was rinsed and removed from the tanks.

Using clean water from the nearby Kapingazi river, the parchment-covered coffee was then washed and graded in water channels, before being transferred to raised drying tables. During the drying stage, which takes up to three weeks, the drying parchment was turned constantly to ensure it is dried evenly, until it reached 11–12% humidity. Once ready, coffee transported to the Embu County Mill to be dry milled and prepared for shipping.


 

Credit : Melbourne Coffee Merchant

Origin

KENYA

Notes

GRAPEFRUIT, CHERRY COLA, PLUM

Varietal

SL28, RUIRU 11, BATIAN

Process

WASHED

Region

EMBU

Importer

MELBOURNE COFFEE MERCHANTS

Uses

POUROVER, AEROPRESS, PLUNGER

Regular price $26.00 AUD
Regular price
Sale price On sale $26.00 AUD