This lovely coffee we are proud to roast is from 950 very small scale farmers in the surrounding Nyeri District in the Southern part of Mt. Kenya. Together, they produce 300 tonnes of cherry per year at the Karindundu factory, which is part of the Barichu Farmers Cooperative Society. Their coffee is fully washed and fermented with fresh river water from Kirigau springs, and sundried on raised African beds.
Barichu Farmers Cooperative Society is located in Mathira East Sub-County in Nyeri County. It is currently composed of four factories, Karatina, Karindundu, Gaturiri and Gatomboya. It was registered in October 1996 under Cooperative Development and Coffee Board of Kenya. It has 5,800 registered members and produces 3 million – 5 million Kilos of coffee. Barichu works to give the farmers credit facilities for school fees, farm input and other emergencies. Their goal is to help educate farmers on crop husbandry and other agricultural practices important to the coffee. They have a demonstration plot financed by Tropical Management and house a nursery which serves the whole society providing matured seedlings to help reduce drops in production/income for farmers.