CRI – Rukera AB - Kenya
As one of the country’s key colonial crops, it is perhaps not surprising that investment in coffee research in Kenya dates back to the beginning of the 20th century. In 1908, the British colonial government appointed the country’s first Coffee Entomologist, charging them with expanding and improving production. In the early years coffee research was undertaken at the Scotts Laboratories (currently the National Agricultural Laboratories) in the outskirts of Nairobi. In the years between 1934 and 1963, Scotts Laboratories developed multiple cultivars under contract, including various SL varieties, mostly based on Moka and Bourbon types brought by the Scotch and French missions to Kenya. Some of the more successful SL (Scott Labs...get it?) varieties are still widely grown in Kenya today, including the ubiquitous SL 28 and SL 34.
Fully washed & dried on African beds
1,500 to 1,600 metres above sea level
3 - 5 Business days
Cherrys and Berrys with a little extra sweetness.