FARM: Kamwangi Wet Mill
REGION: Kirinyaga County
ALTITUDE : 1100 - 1800 MASL
VARIETAL : Ruiru 11, SL28, Batian
PROCESS : Washed
The Kamwangi wet mill is situated in the north east of Kirinyaga County in Kenya. Managed by the New Ngariama Farmers Cooperative Society (FCS), the station’s coffees are produced by various smallholder farmers in the local area. Kamwangi was the second mill set up by the FCS, who have established three to date, thanks to ever increasing demand.
The FCS’s success is testament to their organisational ability and commitment to smallholders. Smallholder members of this co-op have access to training and technical advice in order to help them achieve greater yields. Each year, funds are set aside from the harvest in order to give smallholders access to financing for school fees, and funds for emergency needs.
Kirinyaga County is famous for its coffee, and Kamwangi coffees live up to this reputation. The growing area has deep, well drained, fertile volcanic soils at altitudes of 1100 - 1800 MASL, producing coffees that are classically Kenyan with malic acidity and juicy flavour notes.