Altitude: 1520 – 2200 MASL
Coop: Mikari Farmers Cooperative Society
Varietals: Batian, SL 28 , SL 34 & Ruiru 11
Kiambu county is located just outside of the capital city, Nairobi. The region has a long history of coffee production and is famous for its large estates, which were originally built by British colonists in the early 20th century. After decolonisation the estates were sold to local Kenyans who have been managing them since. While estates such as these used to produce the majority of Kenyan coffee, the increased urban sprawl from Nairobi, as well as the increasing land value in the region has meant that estate coffee production has gradually diminished, while smallholder production from coops like Mikari has increased.