Kericho Coffee Profile
About the Producer
Located in the Kericho County, Rift Valley region, Kichawir Farmers Co-operative Society has been in the process of converting their coffee from conventional to organically grown. The co-operative’s management is also encouraging more youth and women to become members of the Society and for men to give land to the youth and women to cultivate coffee. This addresses succession issues and sustainability of coffee production in the co-operative.
The coffee is wet processed, where the fully ripe cherries are pulped, fermented, washed, dried slowly over 2-3 weeks and where the moisture content is reduced to 10-12%. Upon drying the coffee is then milled and graded.