Kenya Mutwe-wathi AA Espresso

Kenya Mutwe-wathi AA Espresso

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Washed - SL-28, SL-34, Ruiru 11, Batian - Nyeri  - 1680 masl

 

Mutwe-wathi Factory is a washing station that services 1,050 farmers of the Gikaru CGCS. It was biult in 1965 and broke off 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 coffee.

 

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 certified, and the farmers receive advance payment for school fees and for necessary farm inputs such as fertilizers. The factory manager also provides annual trainings for the members.