Fazenda is excited to introduce our next reserve coffee from the Nyeri county of Kenya, the Ruthaka Muthuthui. The Ruthaka Farmers Cooperative Society who grows this coffee has their Muthuthiini Factory located on the southern slopes of Mt. Kenya.
Comprised of two varietals first identified by Scott Labs in the 1930s and found only in Kenya, SL34 and SL28, the Ruthaka Muthuthui is raised at 5577-5905 feet. It’s thus categorized as a very high altitude coffee. Why does the altitude matter? It’s actually more than just the altitude. Shawn Steiman, or “Doctor Coffee,” notes that “the interaction of altitude and latitude and their influence on temperature is what matters.“ However, drinkers can expect that high altitude coffees are aromatic with delicious acidic highlights. This reserve coffee certainly lives up to that reputation.
After the harvest, the Ruthaka Farmers Cooperative Society fully washes the coffee cherries and then sun-dries them, a process which allows for their flavors to shine through. As a result, you’ll savor complex notes of vanilla, honey, and grapefruit in this coffee.
We hope you enjoy the Ruthaka Muthuthai as much as we do! Brew some for yourself, and let us know just how much you like it here on the blog.