KENYA

Kiawamururu Njimbi AB

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Additional information

Country

Continent

Region

Nyeri

Community Name

Kiawamururu Cooperative

Processing Method

Arrival Date

June 2022

Cupping Notes Upon Arrival

86 – Cola, brown sugar, caramelized tomato, peach

Elevation

1750

Varietals

Batian, Ruiru 11, SL28

Flavor Profile

Savory

Fresh Filter

Current Crop 4-12 Months

Description

Saddled between Mt. Kenya and the Aberdare Range is a little town called Mukurwe-ini. Just outside this town is Kiawamururu Factory, a rather quick 160 Km shot up from Narobi along the Nairobi – Nyeri highway. This 940 member group formed from the ashes of the once great Mukurwe-ini Farmers Society, which fell apart in the early 90s. They are now wholly member-owned, and proudly independant if techincally part of the larger Rumukia Farmers Cooperative Society, who they joined in 2004 to take over from milling.

Their leadership is strong in current chariman Charles Karinga. Members take an active role in decision making, in part because part of FCS programming reaches down to touch daily life through committees on the topics of agronomy training, quality standards, sustainability and loans.

It seems obvious, but in practice it’s rather rare for the region that a group get involved down to the farm like this.