Nyeri Hill AA
The Catholic Archdiocese ownership of Nyeri Hill Farm Coffee Estate dates back to 1904 when the Consolata Fathers established the first coffee demonstration plot at the current site of the Consolata Mission Hospital. Within the farm’s precincts are the Italian memorial Church, where the remains of Sacrario Duca D’aosta of Italy rests, along with the remains of many casualties of the 2nd World War.
Despite its proximity to the birthplace of coffee, Ethiopia, coffee growing was introduced in Kenya relatively late – by Scottish missionaries, initially, and then commercially around 1900. Despite the late start, today, it is a country renowned for having some of the best coffees in the world. Nonetheless, Kenya’s coffee sector faces challenges for the future, and low global prices combined with climate change and population growth have diminished the country’s output over the last decade.