PRODUCER: Rwaikamba Farmers’ Cooperative Society LTD REGION: Muranga County ALTITUDE: 1,350 – 1,950 M VARIETALS: SL34, SL28 & Ruiru 11 PROCESS: Washed ANNUAL RAINFALL: 1,500 MM MOISTURE: 10.7%
Timely and selective hand picking is carried out in Karuya. The cherry is delivered to wet mill the same day it is picked. Cherry sorting is carried out at the wet mill prior to the pulping.
Red ripe cherries are separated from underipes, overipes and foreign matter. Processing utilizes clean water (wet processing) that is recirculated before disposal into seepage pits. Sun drying on raised tables is done before delivery of the coffee to the dry mill for secondary processing.
ABOUT THE FARM
Rwaikamba Farmer’s Cooperative Society LTD has approximately 4,500 members. The Cooperative consists of Ngutu, Kiawanduma, Kahiriga, Kahete, Kagumo, Karuya and Kanjahi.