Blackcurrant, Mulled Wine, Rhubarb
Ndaroini is an outstanding washed Kenyan coffee with a bold body and sparkling acidity. Characteristic for the Nyeri region, it has a full on blackcurrant flavour with soft delicate notes of mulled wine and a sophisticated rhubarb-like sharpness.
This washed Kenyan is not only delicious, but it also represents a revolutionary, sustainable and direct sourcing model.
Ndaroini Coffee Growers Ltd.
Kenyan coffee revolution
In 2019, the 1200-strong Ndaroini farmer group cut its ties with the Gikanda Cooperative Society Ltd. and became a collectively-owned company. With the help of agronomist Bernard Gichimu, the farmers focused on quality. They doubled their production in 12 months and have grown with 200 new members. Today, they are the best paid growers in Kenya and are seen as leading the coffee revolution that challenges in country's corrupt system in the industry.
Farmers handpick only the ripest cherries every day during harvest season and hand sort them prior to pulping. The coffee is then dry fermented for 12 hours, washed, soaked in clean fresh river water from the nearby Ruvai-thanga river and dried on 101 African raised beds for 15 days. In the harvest season of 2019/2020, the production grew from 600,000 to 950,000 kg of coffee cherries.