In the Swahili language, Ndaroini is a place where people can rest overnight. This ethos of finding a place to rest is fundamental to the Ndaroini Coffee company, the producer these beans are from. In contrast to other Kenyan producers, the Ndaroini Coffee company pays their smallholders (small-scale farmers) around 33% more than the national average, and also has invested considerable resources into quality control. Beyond the positive moral implications, this also resulted in coffee beans that consistently display the true terroir of Kenyan coffee.
We use the beans from the Ndaroini Coffee company to roast Kenya Ndaroini Lot 17. This is a bright mug of coffee. Lightly roasted to preserve the original intention of the bean, it is intensely aromatic. It's an acidic coffee, with intense citrus flavors of lemon and orange. That's balanced out by a smooth and creamy body, which lingers until you feel ready to take your next sip.