Blackberry, orange, nashi pear.
Variety: SL 28, SL34
Altitude: 1800 MASL
Mutwe-wathi Factory is a washing station that services1,050 farmers of the Gikaru Co ee Growers Co-operative Society. It was biult in 1965 and broke o from the larger Mukurwe-ini FCS in 2000 to join Gikaru which later became the New Gikaru F.C.S. The farmers (200 of whom are female) have an average of 200 trees per farm, and they grow the common Kenyan varieties of SL-28, SL-34, Batian, and Riuru 11. The farms in this area have red volcanic soil and the farmers grow tea, corn, and bananas in addition to co ee.
The factory uses one depulper and has four soaking pits for recycling and purifying wash water, which is provided by the Gura River. It is Fairtrade certi ed, and the farmers receive advance payment for school fees and for necessary farm inputs such as fertilizers.
This is an extraordinary co ee and we hope you enjoy it!