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Kenya Teremuka

ORIGIN

Country: Kenya
Region: Nakuru
Producer: Chania Mwahota Ikai Cooperative Society
Farm: Teremuka
Altitude: 5,000 feet
Variety: SL28 and SL34
Process: Washed

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Flavors of kaffir lime, tamarind, prune and baking spices.

Story

Presenting our third Kenya offering for the season! We first introduced a coffee from the smallholder cooperative Kangocho, in the Nyeri growing region, east of the mountainous Aberdare range. Next came a lot from one of Kenya’s oldest coffee farms, Windrush Estate, which is located in Kiambu County south of Nyeri and the Aberdare Mountains. Teremuka is located on the western slopes of the Aberdare Mountains near the township of Bahati, in Nakuru County. In addition to coffee, the region is also known for its bird sanctuaries, notably Lake Nakuru National Park, where millions of flamingos come to breed.

Teremuka was established as an agricultural estate by European settlers in the mid-20th century, when it was planted with both coffee and grain. After Kenyan independence, the estate was reorganized by the farm workers, who took over ownership in the 1970s and established a formal co-op under the name, Chania Mwahota Ikai Cooperative Society. Currently, the Teremuka farms are made up of over 1,000 members, with the total farmed area expanded beyond the original estate property, now totaling approximately 272 acres. The farms are planted primarily with SL-28 and SL-34, two well-known Bourbon-derived coffee varieties Kenya is famous for.

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