Tasting Notes: Watermelon, peach, prune & black tea
Recommended Brewing Type: Filter, Cafetiere & V60
About the Beans:
After 24 years of working as a banker, one day, Jane became independent. "I didn't want to be an employee anymore - I wanted to run my own project," she says. Her husband's parents owned a piece of land in the Rift Valley, a beautiful area where mainly tea and maize grow. However, the parents-in-law couldn't manage the estate anymore because they were elderly, and Janes' husband, Richard, was busy with work. Jane took the opportunity and started working on the farm with an open heart and clear head. At first, she only focused on dairy, maize, and pigs, but one day Gloria approached her. She wanted to talk about coffee.
Coffee was not only a way to create independence in a male dominated country, but also a great way to positively impact the surrounding communities. The Rift Valley was ideal for coffee, temperature, rainfall, and altitude. They only needed to let the world know about it. Gloria was working very hard on making this effective and was looking for allies. Jane became instantly interested in coffee. So far, the North of the Rift women's group has accomplished many things. Some are tangible, others not so much, but we are so proud of them for managing so much, and the results are encouraging; not only has her coffee traveled worldwide, but it has also been highly scored. Besides this, as of this year, Jane can now sell her coffee directly without going to an auction. Quite a break for Jane!