The Kirinyaga District is home to 800 farmers, those of whom live on the same land (Mt. Kenya) they farm from. Kirinyaga itself has a name derived from the Kikuyu group’s native language, meaning “God’s resting place”. It’s believed to be sacred by many of these groups, some even building their homes to have doors facing the peak. The soil used to grow their coffee is volcanic and mineral dense. Processed and washed in fresh river water before drying on sun-raised beds.
Altitude: 1,700-1,800 msl
Location: Kiranyaga, Kenya
Variety: SL 28, Ruiru 11, SL 34