currant jam, baking spices, cocoa
Yara is located in Kiambu District about 23 Km North of Nairobi bordering its sister estate, Windrush, to the east. It’s a well developed agricultural farm and part of an extensive belt of large scale coffee and tea estates of Kiambu District. A British settler to the area, Edward, established the farm in 1902 farming and rearing cattle with the first coffee being planted in 1930. It was then run by settlers of different families until 1971 when Gatatha Farmers Co. Ltd was formed by local residents, taking over the estate. Residents now run the estate as a coop and are continuously improving to make their coffee delicious and some of the best to come out of Kiambu.
Country/Region: Kenya / Kiambu
Farmer: Gatatha Coop Farmers
Cultivar: SL 28 , SL 34 and Ruiru 11