The name Nyeri is derived from the Masaai word nyiro, meaning red, after the red volcanic soil in the area. Most farmers in the area today grow tea and coffee as cash crops. Coffee varieties in the region are usually a mix between SL 28, SL 34 (roughly 80%) Batian and Ruiri 11.
The high altitude of 1,700 meters above sea level, combined with Nyeri’s nutrient-rich volcanic soil, create the ideal conditions for farmers delivering cherry to Ichuga station. In the cup, this fruit-forward fully washed coffee is juicy and clean with notes of rhubarb, blackberry, and black tea.