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Region: Nyeri, Central Highlands
Altitude: 1600 – 1800 MASL
Coop: Othaya, Gura wetmill
Varietals: Batian, Ruiru 11, SL28, SL34
Gura wetmill sits on the banks of the Gura River (said to be the fastest river in Africa) and gathers cherries from farmers on the slopes of the Aberdare Mountain Range. Nyeri County has cool temperatures and fertile central highlands, lying between the Eastern base of the Aberdare (Nyandarua) Range, which forms part of the Eastern end of the Great Rift Valley, and the Western slopes of Mount Kenya. Nyeri town (county headquarters) acts as a destination for those visiting Aberdare National Park and Mt. Kenya.
The combination of fertile soil, seasonal rainfall and high altitude provide the ideal climate for coffees characterised by high acidity, full body and ripe fruit flavours. Most coffees from Nyeri develop and mature slowly producing extra hard beans.