Roast Level: Light
Notes: Grapefruit, Ripe Cherry, Passion Fruit
Farm: Othaya Farmers Co-operative Society Limited
Region: Othaya Town, Nyeri County
Process: Fully washed and dried on raised beds
Altitude: 1,830 MASL
Variety: SL28, SL34, and Ruiru 11
Othaya Farmers Co-operative Society Limited is situated about 150km north of Kenya's capital
of Nairobi in Othaya Town, Nyeri County. Othaya is sandwiched between Mt. Kenya and the
Aberdare Ranges, at an altitude of 1828 meters (approximately 6000 feet) above sea level.
The Society was registered in 1956 as a coffee marketing society with an initial membership of
250 farmers. Currently, the Society has 19 factories with a total membership of 15,000 small
scale farmers. It has 13 management and 3 supervisory committee members.
The Society has coffee nurseries for coffee seedlings, 19 coffee factories/wet mills and store
outlets in each of the wet mills for provision of farm inputs. The Society also has a dry mill
that serves the 19 coffee factories through finance raised by selling shares to the members.
All coffee from Othaya Farmers Co-operative Society is Fairtrade Certified.
The Kiruga was set up in 1966 and is in Kiruga village which is along the Othaya-Mukurwe-ini
road on the banks of river Gikirawich which originates from The Aberdare Ranges. The
altitude of the factory is 1813m above sea level on latitude 00.56640° South and