Rukira is a wet mill, or a "factory" as they call them in Kenya. Basically this is where members bring coffee cherry for processing - pulping, fermenting, washing, and drying. It's a cooperative setup where these different stations are aligned with farmer members, and the stations belong to a much larger cooperative society: in this case Othaya Farmers Cooperative Society ("FCS"). Rukira is one of several member stations, and consists of over 500 members delivering coffee cherry to the mill. The Othaya FCS started in the mid-1950s, ballooning from 250 original members to 15,000 strong today. Altitude of the washing station is just shy of 1900 meters, and you mostly see SL-28 and SL-34, along with a little Ruiru mixed in.
This is the AA, larger bean selection. Fruited, bright, sweet, juicy - a real stunner of a Kenyan. Think a mixed berry juice; blackberry and plum.
Like all good Kenyan coffees the acidity shines, a tart grapefruit comes to mind.
And like all good Kenyan coffees, it is as the cup cools that the most appealing layers of sweetness become dominant, filling out the bottom end nicely.
This is a coffee geek's kinda coffee, complex, bright, juicy and sweet.