Roi Estate - Washed
Honey with apple, ruby red grapefruit and sweet lime.
Category - Adventurous
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Origin - Kenya
Farm - Roi Estate
Region - Kiambu County
Varietal - SL28
Altitude - 1700m
Process - Washed
Import Partner - Cafe Imports
Roi Estate is a small estate located in Kiambu County, just north of Nairobi on the foothills of the Aberdare ridge.
The coffee here grows at altitudes of 1700 meters above sea level in red volcanic soil, which is rich in organic matter – perfect for the production of high-quality coffee. This soil is typical in Kenya and helps establish tasting notes that make up the standard Kenyan flavour profile.
Roi Estate is built on 60 acres, 35 of which are used for coffee production, 5 of which are used for tea production, 12 acres are reserved for forests, and 8 acres are used for infrastructure. Additionally, 3 rivers flow through the plantation providing the estate with a consistent fresh source of water.
Most of the coffee grown on Roi farm belongs to the SL-28 variety; Ruiru-11 is also grown on Roi Estate but only makes up about 10% of their total yield. After harvesting, ripe cherries are depulped, washed processed and fermented before drying.