– Good body, bright lemon acidity, black berry
The Ther’i factory is located in Murarandia near to the Murang’a town in Murang’a district. It serves the Karii, Therii, Kiaheho, Nduruini, Kambara and Matheri villages and is currently affiliated to the New Murarandia Farmers Co-op Society along with the Gatuya and Murarandia factories. The area has rich and fertile red volcanic soil at altitudes of 1850 metres above sea level. Smallholder members of this cooperative have access to training and technical advice along with advance payments for farm inputs.
The coffee is handpicked by the smallholder members and delivered to the Ther’i factory where it is pulped. This initially separates the dense beans from the immature ‘mbuni’s (floaters) using water floatation which means the denser beans will sink and be sent through channels to the fermentation tank.
Coffee is traditionally sold through the country’s auction system, though recent amendments to the coffee law of Kenya have brought about the introduction of direct trading whereby farmers can by-pass the auction and sell directly to speciality roasters around the world.
It is this system Falcon Speciality has looked for its offering since they believe it brings about better returns for the smallholder. And we follow this road for fair and great coffee