We’ve got some fantastic Kenyan coffees to roll out this year, beginning with this delicious offering from Ngarutua Estate.
Ngarutua Estate is a family farm run by the Muthathai family and is located on the southeastern slopes of Mt. Kenya within the county of Embu. The farm was originally established in the 1940’s and was named after its founder Mr. Paul Muthathai Ngarutua.
Peterson Muthathai went to school and studied education. Over the years, Peterson advanced in his teaching profession and become a well known and respected educator in Embu. While Peterson was very focused on education, he also continued to manage the family farm as well. He expanded the original ten acre piece of land to the current eighteen acres, that today has a total of 7000 SL- 28 coffee. As the production of the farm grew he also set up a washing station and processing site in 1994, which gave more control over the quality.
Today, the operations at Ngarutua are still a family operation. Peterson Muthathai and Purity Muthathai, his wife, are in charge of management and operations. Their children, who currently are working in different parts of the country, come over during the picking season to assist their parents with the processing and drying.
While Peterson and Purity have continued to grow and expand the farm the last 4 decades, they still have big plans for the future. They continue to invest in the infrastructure to create better systems from processing to drying, and plan to experiment with new varieties and new techniques.
We taste: honey, blackberry, cranberry, grapefruit, syrupy