Kenya Nyeri Hills

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Kenya Nyeri Hills

Whole Bean Coffee

12oz bag

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Product Description

One of the first coffee farms established in eastern Africa, Nyeri Hill Estate planted its first coffee

seedling in 1914. Located two kilometers northwest of the town ofNyeri, along the Nyeri-Ihururu road,

this expansive estate stretches along the slopes of the region’s central highlands.

Nyeri Hill includes 1,415 total hectares, 344 of which are devoted to coffee cultivation. Here, 300 total

employees harvest three main varietals: SL28, SL34 and Ruiru 11. According to World Coffee Research,

the SL28 varietal tends to be drought tolerant and high in potential for cup quality. SL28 and SL34 are

unique in that they were both selected from single trees in Kenya, but these varieties are also susceptible

to common coffee diseases. In contrast, Ruiru 11, which makes up over 18 percent of the estate’s total

production, is a varietal known for its resistance to coffee leaf rust and coffee berry disease. As World

Coffee Research explains, this dwarf hybrid varietal”owes its existence to a coffee berry disease (CBD)

epidemic in 1968 that lead to the loss of 50% of Kenya’s production.” While each varietal’s susceptibility

to disease may vary, the potential for excellence in cup quality remains constant.

Nyeri Hill is a unique coffee estate with equally distinct offerings. Here, management focuses on

cultivating coffees that shine while also prioritizing the community’s long-term sustainability, both from

environmental and social perspectives. The organization allocates part of its profits to academic

development (with Nyeri High School), professional growth (with Kamwenja Teachers College) and

community healthcare (with Mathari Mission Hospital). Along with these social commitments, the

leaders at Nyeri Hill focus on reforestation in 250 hectares of the estate, preservation of natural

vegetation to encourage biodiversity, and soil retention through solutions like Bermuda Grass

cultivation. By approaching their role in the coffee industry holistically, Nyeri Hill Estate strikes a key

balance between producing high-quality coffees and providing high quality of life for their employees

and partners.

 

Region: Nyeri

Process: Washed

Variety: SL 28, SL 34, Ruiru 11

Altitude: 1800 MASL (Meters Above Sea Level)

We taste:

Peach and Mango Sangria, Bright Citrus

Additional Information

Weight 12.7 oz
Dimensions 6.75 x 4.75 x 3.5 in

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