Ruera Estate - Natural
Blackberry with grapefruit, gooseberry and chocolate.
Category - Adventurous
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Roast - Espresso & Filter
Origin - Kenya
Farm - Ruera Estate
Region - Kiambu
Altitude - 1577m
Varietal -Ruiru 11, SL 28, K7, Batian
Process - Natural
Import Partner - Cafe Imports
Ruera Estate, located in Kiambu County just outside of Ruiru town, spans roughly 190 hectares at 1577m above sea level, offering employment to roughly 300 workers each day. Employees manually pick cherries before delivering them to the wet mill for processing. After carefully sorting, the cherries are placed on raised beds to be finished as a natural.
Much of the work at Ruera Estate is focused around community and sustainability. The estate has made continual efforts toward environmental conservation through reforestation, energy conservation, proper waste disposal, and soil erosion conservation. Additionally, Ruera Estate offers housing opportunities to its employees who opt to live on the farm. Resident employees are provided with childcare for preschool children and have the option of sending their older children to a primary school on the farmland. By utilizing environmentally responsible agriculture practices and providing the community with economic and social support systems Ruera Estate has been able to streamline operations on the farm to improve cup quality while building stronger relationships.
This lot is sweet and juicy with a great body and smooth chocolate finish. We are loving it as both a filter and espresso option.