This coffee is grown in red volcanic soil rich in phosphorus and well drained. It is wet-processed where the full ripe cherries are pulped, fermented, washed and dried slowly over 2-3 weeks. Nyeri County has cool temperatures and fertile central highlands, lying between the Eastern base of the Aberdare Range and the western slopes of Mt. Kenya. This coffee is mainly grown on the slopes and the upper plateau where most of the homes are located. Most of the coffees from this region develop and mature slowly producing extra hard beans making Nyeri known as the heart of Kenya’s black gold coffee.