Producer STEPHEN MUTHIORA
Altitude 1,820-1,850 MASL
A new farm and producer for us here at Square Mile this year, Ngarariga performed so well on the cupping table that we bought both the AA and AB sortings from this 16/17 harvest. Stephen Muthiora and his family own and operate the 18 acre farm, where 9,700 SL28 trees have been planted using seeds and seedlings from the nearby Coffee Research Institute. Harvest takes place in the months leading up to Christmas, and processing at peak times sees them pulping cherry and washing parchment on a daily basis. The differences between the two lots are apparent in the top notes and body of the cup, with this, the AA providing a clean and crisp citrus acidity and a heavy, honey-like body compared to the AB that we released earlier this year.