Our Kenya Ndaroini was recently independently reviewed by Coffee Review, and received 93 pts! Read the Full Review
This is a new import partner relationship for us, as we were determined to bring Kenya back to our offerings. We wanted our offering to be clean, sweet, and really juicy, and Ndaroini AA delivers. Nestled amid the lush landscapes of the Nyeri region in Kenya, the Ndaroini Coffee Factory stands as a testament to the nation's proud coffee heritage. Established in 1986, the cooperative-run factory has grown to become an iconic name in the global coffee industry, renowned for its exceptional quality and sustainable practices.
The cherries after being selectively handpicked are delivered to the wet mill, then they still undergo a meticulous hand sorting to ensure exceptional cup quality. Once pulped, the freshly pulped parchment is moved to the fermentation tanks where it will ferment for about 12 to 16 hours (depending on the ambient temperature) until all the mucilage is all broken down.
The coffee is then fully washed with fresh water either tapped directly from the nearby river or from rainwater catchment systems. This is to ensure that mucilage is 100% removed for consistency in the cup. The parchment is then dried slowly on raised African drying beds over the course of around 14 to 21 days with on and off shade nets to regulate heat and sun rays, this is to ensure that the coffee beans preserve all their intrinsic qualities.