- Plum skin, prune, blackcurrant
- Full bodied with balanced acidity
Varietals: SL, Ruiri and Batian
Producer: Mugaga Farmers Co-operative Society
Harvested: December 2015
Kiamabara Coffee Factory is located in Nyeri County near Karatina Town, and together with Gatina it makes up the Mugaga Farmer Cooperative Society (FCS).
The factory was built was in the early 1980s to process coffee cherry from the neighboring farms, and draws from the nearby Kingu river for its water supply.
The factory receives assistance from the organisation Coffee Management Services, whose long-term goal is increasing coffee production through farmer training, input access, Good Agricultural Practice seminars, and a sustainable farming handbook updated and distributed annually.
They share our desire to establish transparent, trust based relationships with farmers, helping to support a sustainable industry in Kenya and rewarding high quality coffee with premium prices for farmers.
Farmers have access to pre-financing for their crops are given advances for school fees and farm inputs. The factory manager’s training is updated every year by Coffee Management Services, together with field days held by the minister of agriculture and agrochemical companies that deliver inputs to the farmers.
Demonstration plots of coffee are planted at the factory to demonstrate and reinforce the best practices shared with farmers throughout the year.