Explore the world of Kenyan coffee with our Ndaro-Ini AA Specialty Green Coffee beans. This coffee proudly represents the Nyeri region, with cool climates, fertile volcanic soils and seasonal rains, creating an ideal environment for coffee cultivation.
Grown and processed through the doublewashed method, this specialty coffee is a testament to the dedication of the hardworking members of the Ndaro-ini Cooperative, which focuses on producing great coffee and uplifting and supporting its network of over 1800 smallholder farmers.
This AA coffee is juicy and sweet, boasting bright acidity. The flavour profile displays notes of red berries and roses with deeper undertones of raisin and blackberry. It concludes with a pleasant finish of blackcurrant jam and a touch of dark chocolate.
Available in 60kg bags, our Ndaro-Ini AA Selection is a testament to Kenyan coffee's cooperative spirit. Perfect for roasters keen on presenting a brew that stands out.
What is so special about this coffee?
Coffee processed at the Ndaro-Ini factory comes exceptionally mature; this results in a wine-like acidity with citrus and berry flavors, absolutely mind-blowing. The coffee is fermented for 16 to 24 hours under closed shade, then washed with local spring water.
The coffee processed at Ndaro-Ini is rich and flavourful due to the terroir and attention to detail the farmers and the coop provide.
Working with communities for the greater good
The Ndaro-ini Factory was built in 1984 by a group of producers in Karatina who were tired of traveling long distances to deliver their cherries. For this reason, they named the factory "Ndaro-ini," meaning "place of rest" in Kikuyu, one of Kenya's tribal languages. Today, Ndaro-ini is one of 3 factories operated by the Gikanda Farmers Cooperative Society (FCS).
Gikanda FCS has developed a reputation for producing the highest quality by continuing to invest in infrastructure, training, and supporting their member farmers. 1800+ smallholder farmers are delivering to the Ndaro-ini factory. In addition to coffee, the farmers cultivate macadamia and maize and keep dairy cattle.
About the Ndaro-Ini Factory
Located in Karatina, Nyeri County, Kenya, Ndaro-Ini and its Cooperative members grow their coffee at an average elevation of 1750MASL. The average growing temperature is 22°C during the day and 12°C at night.
The region is recognized for the exquisite coffee that is produced. The average rainfall per year is 953 mm.