FARM: Othaya Farmers’ Cooperative
REGION: Nyeri County, Central
ALTITUDE : 1650 - 1790 MASL
VARIETAL : SL28 & SL34
PROCESS : Washed
Gatugi wetmill is part of Othaya Farmers’ Cooperative Society Limited, one of a few washing stations that form the coop group based in the heartland of Kukuyu territory, Nyeri. The mill processes cherries sourced from 751 farmers. The total farmed area is 223 hectares with individual trees yielding between 5 and 10kg of cherries per season.
The coffee is processed at Othaya dry mill where, after being processed, it is hulled, cleaned and graded by bean size. Finally, the coffee is carefully handpicked before being bagged in GrainPro for export from Mombasa.
Gatugi washing station is located in Gatufi village in the sub-region of Karima, near the forested Karima Hill in Nyeri County. Nyeri County has cool temperatures and fertile central highlands, lying between the Eastern base of the Aberdare (Nyandarua) Range, which forms part of the Eastern end of the Great Rift Valley, and the Western slopes of Mt. Kenya. Nyeri town acts as a destination for those visiting Aberdare National Park and Mt.Kenya.