The Gakuyu-ini washing station, owned by the Thirikwa Farmers Cooperative Society, is located south of Mount Kenya, in the eastern part of Kirinyaga Province. Our coffee is the result of more than 1500 smallholders shared crop processed with the wet method.
The Gakuyu-ini processing station is owned by the Thirikwa Farmers Cooperative Society since 1997 and is located south of Mount Kenya, in the eastern part of Kirinyaga Province. Kirinyaga lies in central Kenya, south of Mount Kenya, and along with the neighbouring Nyeri Province, it is the home of Kenya’s most complex coffees. Over 70% of the region’s coffee is produced by smallholders working on a few acres, growing only around 250 coffee shrubs each. The coffee is usually grown in the shades of Gravelia and Muringa trees, which results in a higher concentration of sugar in the coffee beans. This gives the coffee a richer flavour profile after roasting it.