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1050 smallholder farmer members of New Gikaru Farmers Cooperative Society, Ichamara, in the Nyeri region of Kenya.
SL-28, SL-34, Batian, & Ruiru 11
1800 - 2300 masl
Notes of Orange Marmalade with a jammy, sweet finish
The Ichamara factory is operated by the Gikaru Farmers Cooperative Society and serves about 1,050 smallholder famre members.
The farmers grow an average of 200 trees on their farms, which are less than 1 hectare in size. They also typically grow tea, corn, and bananas alongside the coffee. About 200 of the members of the Gikaru F.C.S. are women.
The factory has one depulping machine and four soaking pits where the washing water is purified and prevented from contaminating the processing tanks.