Coffee was brought into Kenya during the early nineteenth century when coffee from Ethiopia was imported into the country. It wasn't until the early twentieth century that the bourbon trees were introduced.
Kenyan coffee grows between 5,000 and 7,000 feet and there are two harvests a year. As many as seven passes are made through the trees to pick only the mature berries. Coffee is grown by small farmers who take their fresh picked product to washing stations, which then deliver the coffee to cooperative unions.All the coffee is pooled so no estate coffees are available.