This is a quintessentially Kenyan coffee - balanced, complex and full bodied - packs an impressive punch at an approachable price.
Tucked just inside kenya's nyeri zone and a stone's throw from the border with kirinyaga, this coffee shows traits typical to both counties, encapsulating the berry flavours of the former and the floral notes of the latter.
The Ndima-ini factory is part of the Gakuyu Cooperative Society, which was formed in 1996 after it split from the big Mathera Cooperative Society.
The cooperative only has two factories - Ndima-ini and Kirigu - and together they gather about 1,800 active members. Kirigu is named after the small Kirigu river, that supplies both factories with fresh water for processing.
Approximately 850 smallholder farmers deliver ripe cherries to Ndima-Ini. Factory manager John Kamau, has been in charge for over 20 years.
Cupping Notes: Dark Chocolate, Mango, Pineapple
Farm Name: Ndimaini
Altitude: 1,600 masl
Variety: Batian, Ruiru 11, SL28, SL34
Soil: Red Volcanic Soil