Lab Series Kenya Rutuma Ruthagati *NEW*
Tasting notes - Blood Orange/Berry Compote/Caramel
This coffee comes to us courtesy of Apex Coffee Imports.
REGIONAL + PRODUCER INFORMATION
The Rutuma Cooperative Society operates several factories around the southern slopes of Mount Kenya, with Ruthagati being one of them. The rich volcanic soil in this area provides an abundance of nutrients to the coffee trees, which contributes complex, juicy flavours to the final cup. During harvest, smallholders in the area deliver ripe cherries to the factory. Here, the team sorts the cherries and removes the skin and pulp using a traditional depulper before they undergo a period of overnight fermentation. Fresh water from the Keremia stream is then used to wash the coffees before drying. In the final step, the coffees are placed on raised beds under the sun where they are constantly being sorted and rotated during the drying process.