MANDELA ESTATE - Kenya
Located in Kajiado County, Mandela Estate is owned by the Maasai Community. Mandela Estate is part of a network of several farms in Kiambu, Kenya, assisted by Vava Coffee - a social enterprise exporter that exists to help educate and sell coffees around various regions in East Africa, providing economic empowerment and environmental sustainability through agricultural practices.
The two varieties that make up this lot have been cultivated to be highly resistant to disease yet yield vast and good quality coffee berries at demanding altitudes. Ruiru 11 is roughly 50 years younger than SL28 and has been bred to solve cultivation issues associated with SL28 without compromising on yield potential and quality, resulting in a fruit-forward cup with complex and elegant acidity.