The Kianyaga washing station, owned by the Baragwi Farmers’ Co-operative Society, is located south of Mount Kenya, in the western part of Kirinyaga Province. Our coffee is the result of more than 1400 smallholders’ shared crop and is processed using the wet method.
The Kianyaga washing station is owned by the Baragwi Farmers’ Co-operative Society since 1966 and is located south of Mount Kenya, in the western part of Kirinyaga Province. Kirinyaga lies in central Kenya, south of Mount Kenya, and along with the neighbouring Nyeri Province, it is the source of Kenya’s most complex coffees. Over 70% of the region’s coffee is produced by smallholders working on a few hectares, 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, which gives the coffee a richer flavour profile after roasting it.