Mukarimu is a 13 hectares coffee farm located in Meru County in Eastern Kenya. The climate, volcanic soil and years of tradition have created a fantastic environment to produce high scoring, delicious coffees. Our particular lot is 100% Ruiru 11 which is very hard to find. It usually is only a smaller portion of Kenyan coffee lots, that predominantly contain SL 28 & 34.
Cup profile: Raspberry and hibiscus with a plush mouthfeel. Blackcurrant and berry notes in the finish.
Ruiru 11 is a compact, high yielding variety developed in Kenya to allow for more intensive coffee production with fewer losses from diseases and pests. Ruiru 11 owes its existence to a coffee berry disease (CBD) epidemic in 1968 that lead to the loss of 50% of Kenya's production. The crisis sparked action.
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