This is a washed peaberry from Ichuga wetmill, of Kiama Farmers Cooperative Society.
Kiama farmer’s co-operative society was registered on 4th January 2005 in Karatina municipality, Mathira East Sub-county in Nyeri County. It is surrounded by scenic highlands; west of Mt.Kenya forest and is situated in an area famed for producing some of the world’s finest coffees.
Currently the society has 3820 members and 2158 active members. However the wetmill has 690 active members (520 males and 170 females) It comprises of four wet mills Gachuiro, Ichuga, Kiamaina and Kiangundo with the head office located at Baricho.
The Ichuga wet mills are located on the Eastern side of Mt. Kenya national park about 8 km from the town of Karatina. The conditions for coffee growing are near perfect: there is abundant rainfall throughout the year, with concentrated wet periods between March-June and October- December. The average daily temperatures range from 10 degrees Celsius to 26 degrees Celsius with considerable cooling taking place at night. The water used at the station for fermenting and washing the coffee is drawn from the nearby rivers and is re-circulated during processing for conservation purposes. After use it is moved into soak pits away from water sources so that it does not pollute the area.
Nyeri County is characterized by cool temperatures and fertile highlands, lying between the Great Rift Valley and the Western slopes of Mt. Kenya. Coffees from Nyeri develop & mature slowly producing dense, high quality beans.
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||Kiama Farmers Cooperative Society
||Sun drying is done before delivery of the coffee to the dry mill for secondary processing.
||Grain Pro / Ecotact