Coffee, Africa, Filter
Cranberries, Black Currants, Juicy Body, Floral Finish
The Yara Estate is located in Kiambu District about 23 Km North of Nairobi bordering the Windrush estate to the east (the latter being a sister estate). A British settler to the area, Edward, established the farm in 1902 farming and rearing cattle with the first coffee being planted in 1930, prior to the Kenyan constitution of independence in 1963. It was then run by settlers of different families until 1971 when Gatatha Farmers Co. Ltd was formed by local residents, who are the current owners and operators of the estate.
Utilizing a more uncommon approach to coffee processing, after depulping the cherries, the coffee is subjected to open air fermentation as opposed to the more conventional fermentation in water tanks. Fermentation can take 12-48 hours, depending on weather conditions. Once the coffee is fermented, it is rinsed and dried on raised drying beds. Adding to the complex floral and fruity taste profile of this outstanding coffee.
19g of coffee, medium grind size, 300g of water. Our preferred brew apparatus for this is the Hario v60.
1700 - 1800 m.a.s.l.
2016 - 2017
SL 28, SL 34