Region: Ndunduri, Embu County, Eastern Province
Producer: Chania Mwahota Ikai Cooperative SocietyKibugu Farmers’ Cooperative Society
Altitude: 5,250 feet
Variety: SL28, SL34 and Ruiru 11
Concentrated flavors of plum, apricot, lime, nutmeg and a hint of black pepper
Grown by members of the Kibugu Farmer's Cooperative Society near the town of Embu, on the southeastern slopes of Mount Kenya. The Kibugu organization is comprised of five washing stations, including Ndunduri, Gicherori, Kathakwa, Gikirima, and Ngerwe. The farmers who live near the Ndunduri washing station established their cooperatively owned mill in the early 1970s. Co-op members live and farm along the border of Kenya’s Central and Eastern Provinces.
The well managed Ndunduri washing station helps support its nearly 700 members by providing agronomic assistance and other services. This lot is made up of the two well-known Bourbon-derived coffee varieties SL-28 and SL-34, as well as the popular hybrid Ruiru 11. In addition to coffee, the members also grow passion fruit, corn, beans, and tea.