There are so many reasons we love Ndaroini. The profile is bright, lemony and sweet like my Granny's tea. Most importantly we that we feel good knowing that Trabocca bought their entire crop for 100 KSH (Kenya Shilling) cash in their pocket per KG of cherry vs the average 60 KSH they were getting. This makes them the best paid growers in Kenya, today.
Ndaroini is a place of rest in the Swahili language. The Ndaroini group chose this name because they traveled long distances to deliver their cherries. After days of picking on their farms, they had to walk hours with their bags of cherries to the Gichathaini washing station. They couldn’t stay for the night and had to walk back to their place of rest, Ndaroini.
The Ndaroini farmers became fed up with the long walks. As the group grew, they dreamed of their washing station just a stone throw from their homes. The Gichathaini feared to lose the Ndaroini cherries and did everything to prevent the plans from succeeding. But the Ndaroini people finally got their washing station after years of persistent campaigning.
Flavor profile: Lemon tea, raspberry, browned butter
Varietal: SL-28, SL-34
Elevation: 1800 masl