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Origin Information

Grower
Smallholder farmers organized around the Gachami Factory
Variety
SL28, SL34, Ruiru 11, and Batian
Region
Kirinyaga County, Kenya
Harvest
November-December
Altitude
1700 - 1800 meters
Soil
Volcanic loam
Process
Fully washed and dried on raised beds
Certifications

Background Details

Kenya Kirinyaga Baragwi Gachami AA GrainPro is sourced from family-owned farms organized around the Gachami Factory (wet mill) located in Kirinyaga County, Kenya, a growing region in the fertile foothills of Mount Kenya. Farmer plots are so small that size is gauged by the number of trees rather than the measurements of the land. Farmers who process their coffee at the Gachami Factory are members of the Baragwi Farming Cooperative Society, which was established in 1953 and currently has 16,892 members. Baragwi supports a women’s group called the Mount Kenya Project, which was implemented to improve the quality of life through socio-economic projects aimed at reducing poverty and increasing business knowledge in rural communities.